Dean Peacock

Senior Fellow

United States

Dean Peacock is a Senior Fellow at Promundo. Dean provides strategic leadership on a number of global initiatives, aiming to advance policy and programmatic solutions related to healthy masculinities, gender equality, and violence prevention. He is recognized as a global leader in efforts to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality. He has established and coordinated ground-breaking local, national, and global initiatives, and has contributed to policy shifts within national governments, the UN system, and amongst bilateral donors. He is the founder of the Men Overcoming Violence Youth Program, one of the first youth-focused domestic violence prevention initiatives in the U.S. and co-founder of MenEngage Alliance, a global alliance of more than 700 NGOs. Dean was also Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sonke Gender Justice, a multi-award winning international NGO – headquartered in South Africa – working in 25 countries to prevent gender-based violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. He has previously served as an advisor to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Nobel Women’s Initiative, and he currently serves on the jury for the International Gender Equality Prize. Dean has an Honors Degree in Development Studies from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Social Welfare from San Francisco State University, and is a candidate for an MSt in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University.

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Dean Peacock

Dean Peacock is a Senior Fellow at Promundo. Dean provides strategic leadership on a number of global initiatives, aiming to advance policy and programmatic solutions related to healthy masculinities, gender equality, and violence prevention. He is recognized as a global leader in efforts to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality. He has established and coordinated ground-breaking local, national, and global initiatives, and has contributed to policy shifts within national governments, the UN system, and amongst bilateral donors. He is the founder of the Men Overcoming Violence Youth Program, one of the first youth-focused domestic violence prevention initiatives in the U.S. and co-founder of MenEngage Alliance, a global alliance of more than 700 NGOs. Dean was also Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sonke Gender Justice, a multi-award winning international NGO – headquartered in South Africa – working in 25 countries to prevent gender-based violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. He has previously served as an advisor to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Nobel Women’s Initiative, and he currently serves on the jury for the International Gender Equality Prize. Dean has an Honors Degree in Development Studies from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Social Welfare from San Francisco State University, and is a candidate for an MSt in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University.

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