Michael Kaufman Ph.D.
Michael Kaufman Ph.D.
May 5th- Full Day Workshop with Mr. Kaufman
If we don't reach men and boys, we won't stop violence against women. Most men are not violent against women (although a significant minority have used physical, sexual, or emotional violence in their relationships), but most men have remained silent about this terrible problem.

How can service providers, police, and government institutions, working alongside community organizations, educators, and the clergy develop comprehensive programs to involve men and boys? How do we reach men at the workplace, in the community, in religious institutions? How do we involve boys in schools? How can men work in partnership with the women's organizations that have pioneered this work? How do we effectively involve parents to rethink how they raise boys to be men?

In this strategic training program, Michael Kaufman draws on his work in communities around the world, his experience as a consultant and writer, and his experience as co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. (Each year, in sixty countries, the campaign involves millions of boys and adult men in speaking out against violence.)

The day starts with an exploration of the reasons why some men use violence in their relationships and why most other men have remained silent about this violence. Then, drawing on this framework, we develop an understanding about how best to productively engage men and boys in order to stop the violence. The final portion of the training is to develop concrete action plans to take forward this work.
Bio- Michael Kaufman Ph.D.
Michael Kaufman is an educator, writer, consultant, and trainer focused on innovative approaches to gender relations. He works for governments, corporations, professional firms, trade unions, universities, and non-governmental organizations. He is the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women.

He has worked extensively within the UN system, including UNICEF, UNESCO, UNIFEM, UNDP, UNFPA, and UNESCO in New York, Rome, Paris, Beijing, Katmandu, Ankara, Geneva, Nairobi, and Delhi. He has worked with numerous non-governmental organizations including OXFAM, International Red Cross, Save the Children, and Amnesty International, as well as with governments on six continents.

He does training and coaching for government ministries and corporations on finding positive ways to prevent and respond to sexual harassment at the workplace as well as other workplace gender issues. He wrote the training program on sexual harassment being used by tens of thousands of staff at the United Nations.

He is the author or editor of six books on gender issues, on democracy and development studies, and an award-winning novel, The Possibility of Dreaming on a Night Without Stars. His articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and journals around the world and have been translated into languages including Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Estonian, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

He has worked in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Holland, Belgium, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Kenya, Namibia, Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Russia, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, the United States and Canada.

Dr. Kaufman previously taught at York University in Toronto where he was Deputy Director of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean. He lives in Toronto, Canada, is married, and has a daughter and a son.
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