Violence does not come naturally to men and boys

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The vast majority of people who kill and commit acts of violence are men, but it would be wrong to assume that men are hardwired to harm others, says Gary Barker

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Gary Barker

Gary Barker

Gary Barker, Ph.D., is the International Director of Promundo-DC, the US office of Instituto Promundo, a Brazilian NGO based in Rio de Janeiro. Promundo works locally, nationally, and internationally to promote gender equity and to reduce violence against children, women and youth. Dr. Barker has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the International Rescue Committee, UNDP, WHO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and the Brazilian government on issues related to gender, engaging men, health promotion and violence prevention.