Gary Barker



Gary Barkler is International Director and founder of Promundo, an international NGO with headquarters in Brazil and offices in Rwanda, Burundi, Portugal and the US that works nationally and globally in engaging men and boys for gender equality. He has led research and program development with men and boys in the Balkans, Brazil, South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, Central America, the Caribbean and the US, including in post-conflict settings. He is co-chair and co-founder of MenEngage, a global alliance of more than 400 NGOs and UN agencies working to engage men and boys in gender equality, and a member of the UN Secretary General's Men's Leaders Network to end violence against women. He has been awarded an Ashoka Fellowship and a fellowship from the Open Society Institute for his work, and holds a visiting researcher appointment at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Among his publications is the book, *Dying to be Men: Youth, Masculinity and Social Exclusion* (Routledge, 2005). He is coordinator of the multi-country survey on men, IMAGES (the International Men and Gender Equality Survey), one of the largest ever surveys on men's attitudes and behaviors related to violence, fatherhood and gender equality. He is co-founder of MenCare, a global campaign, active in more than 25 countries, to promote men's involvement as equitable, non-violent caregivers. He holds a doctorate in child development from Loyola University (Chicago) and a master's in public policy from Duke University.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Fleming, Paul J.; McCleary-Sills, Jennifer; Morton, Matthew; Levtov, Ruti; Heilman, Brian; Barker, Gary (2015), "Risk Factors for Men's Lifetime Perpetration of Physical Violence against Intimate Partners: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in Eight Countries", PLOS ONE, 10, 3, e0118639

Article in Scientific journal

Barker, Gary; Kato-Wallace, Jane; Eads, Marci; Levtov, Ruti (2014), "Global Pathways to Men's Caregiving: Mixed Methods Findings from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey and the Men Who Care Study."", Global PublicHealth, 18 June 2014 (online)

Article in Scientific journal

Barker, Gary; Levtov, Ruti; Contreras-Urbina, Manuel; Heilman, Brian; Verma, Ravi (2014), "Pathways to Gender-Equitable Men: Findings from the International Men and Gender Equalitiy Survey in Eight Countries", Journal of Men and Masculinities. Published Online 6 November 2014