Violence Prevention East
International Guest Speaker - Michael Kaufman
The Eastern Region Committee Against Violence is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Kaufman will be visiting the region to conduct a one day workshop for service providers on developing successful strategies to end violence against women, in particular through the engagement of men and boys.

In addition, Dr. Kaufman will be doing an evening community information session available to the general public where he will discuss gender equality, ending violence against women, and promoting new roles for men.

Workshop Details

DATE: February 18th, 2010
LOCATION: Clarenville Inn, Clarenville
TIME: 10:00am - 4:30pm

*Workshop being provided free of charge by the Eastern Region Committee Against Violence

For more information or to register:
Call: (709)466-4676

Community Information Session

DATE: February 18th, 2010
LOCATION: Clarenville Events Centre
TIME: 7pm


Dr. Michael Kaufman is an educator, writer, consultant, and trainer focused particularly on innovative approaches to engaging men and boys in promoting gender equality and transforming their lives. He works for governments, corporations, professional firms, trade unions, universities and colleges, 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, and Delhi. He has worked with numerous NGOs 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 governments 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, which have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and journals around the world, have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Estonian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian, and Turkish.

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

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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