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Dr. Gary Barker

Executive Director, Promundo – DC, USA

Gary Barker is Executive Director of Instituto Promundo, a Brazilian-based NGO that works locally and internationally to promote gender equality and end violence against women, children, and youth. He has coordinated research and program development on engaging men and boys in gender equality in Africa, Latin America, and Asia, and served as a consultant to the World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO), United States Agency for Development (USAID), The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the government of Brazil. Barker holds a PhD in Child Development from Loyola University, Chicago, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Duke University.