White Ribbon Campaign Co-founder Michael Kaufman joins Promundo as Senior Fellow
April 28, 2014
Michael Kaufman, co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign and distinguished public speaker, educator, writer and consultant, joined Promundo as a Senior Fellow in April 2014. Michael brings decades of expertise in gender equality and engaging men and boys to Promundo, and will represent the organization’s work nationally and internationally in associated programs, events and publications.
As Promundo’s first Senior Fellow, Michael will collaborate in new project opportunities and activities related to fatherhood, the MenCare campaign and engaging men and boys to end violence against women. He will also represent Promundo at meetings, seminars and speaking engagements worldwide.
“Michael has long been an inspiration to Promundo and to many of us in the field of progressive masculinities – as an activist and researcher and as a pioneer in the field. We’re thrilled and honored to formalize this partnership with him,” said Gary Barker, International Director and Founder of Promundo.
Michael has worked extensively with the United Nations and with governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations, professional firms, trade unions, universities and colleges around the world. He is the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women.
Michael is the author or editor of seven books on gender issues, on democracy and on development studies, and an award-winning novel, The Possibility of Dreaming on a Night Without Stars. His most recent publication, “ManTalk: What Every Guy Oughta/Gotta Know About Good Relationships,” is a booklet for college men aimed at preventing campus sexual violence, sexual harassment and rape culture. His articles, which have appeared in newspapers, magazines and journals around the world, have been translated into over 14 languages.
“Promundo,” Michael said, “is a world leader in creative approaches to engaging men and boys, but holds itself to tough, evidence-based standards. It manages to blend research and activism in very thoughtful ways. I’m honored to be joining Promundo as its first Senior Fellow.”