Gary Barker



Gary Barker, PhD, is a leading global voice in engaging men and boys inadvancinggender equality and positive masculinities. He istheCEO and founder of Promundo, which has worked for 20 years in more than 40 countries. Beginning in low-income areas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Promundo's approaches have been incorporated into ministries of health and education around the world. Promundois a Global Consortium with membersin Brazil, the US, Democratic Republic oftheCongo and Portugal. Gary is co-founder of MenCare, a global campaign working in 45 countries to promote men's involvement as caregivers, and co-founder of MenEngage, a global alliance of more than 700 NGOs. He created and leads the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), the largest-ever survey of men's attitudes and behaviors related to violence, fatherhood, and gender equality. He isaco-author of the 2015 and 2017State of the World's Fathersreports. He has advised the UN, the World Bank, numerous national governments, and key international foundations and corporations on strategies to engage men and boys inpromotinggender equality. In 2017 he was named by Apolitical as one of the20 most influential people in gender policy around the world. He is an Ashoka Fellow and received the Voices of Solidarity Award from Vital Voices for his work to engage men for gender equality. He holds a Developmental Psychology.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Barker, Gary (2018), "Accelerate progress - sexual and reproductive health and rights for all: report of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission", The Lancet Commissions, 10140, 391, 2642-2692

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Article in Scientific journal

Barker, Gary (2018), "Gender-transformative Bandebereho couples' intervention to promote male engagement in reproductive and maternal health and violence prevention in Rwanda: Findings from a randomized controlled trial", PLOS ONE, 4, 13, e0192756

Book Chapter

Barker, Gary (2018), Letting Men Care: Supporting Engaged Fatherhood to Radically Disrupt the Gender Binary, in NYU Press (org.), The Crisis of Connection: Its Roots, Consequences, and Solutions. Niobe Way, Alisha Ali, Carol Gilligan, & Pedr