Men Join the Global Fight to End Gender-Based Violence
Vital Voices launches The Solidarity Council – a global, multi-sector advisory council of men dedicated to ending gender-based violence.
The Vital Voices Solidarity Council is a unique endeavor bringing together men who are allies in the fight to raise global awareness on behalf of women and girls around the world. It will build a platform to highlight men’s engagement to protect and defend fundamental human rights, to strengthen partnerships with individuals, organizations and corporations. The primary issue areas of focus will be on human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual violence and harmful practices, and engaging boys and men in meaningful conversations about masculinity.
The Council will also identify and nominate men to receive the annual Solidarity Award, which will be presented in New York City on International Human Rights Day (December 10, 2018).
Inaugural Council Members:
Alex Prout: Head of Asia Pacific, DWS
Judge Mohammad al Tarawneh: Vice-President, Court of Cassation, Jordan
Gary Barker: President and CEO, Promundo
Jackson Katz: Educator, Author and Global Thought Leader
Franklin McLarty: Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, McLarty Capital Partners
Don McPherson: Athlete and Educator
Kevin Patrick: Digitech and Music Industry Entrepreneur
Mayor Mike Rawlings: Mayor of Dallas, Texas
David Schwimmer: Actor and Director
Ryan Soscia: Founder and CEO, JDoe
Alvin Allgood: COO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
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