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Humberto Carolo


Member profile details

First name
Last name
White Ribbon Canada
Executive Director
My Interest Areas
  • Men and Ending Gender-Based Violence
  • Men, Fatherhood and Caregiving
  • Men and Ending Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Trafficking
Organizational Category
Community (NGO)

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Brief Biography
"Humberto is the Executive Director at the White Ribbon Campaign, in Toronto, Canada. The White Ribbon Campaign was created in 1991 in response to the 1989 Montreal Massacre as a movement of men working to end violence against women. Campaign initiatives have been organized in over 60 countries around the world. Humberto works collaboratively with local and international partner organizations and governments to develop educational strategies to engage men and boys in promoting gender equality and preventing gender-based violence. His work is focused on strategic program development and evaluation at the local and international level; research; technical assistance and capacity building; resource and campaign development; and fostering new partnerships. Humberto is a member of the Advisory Council for the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre of Canada's Department of National Defense and the Canadian Armed Forces. In addition to his work in Canada and the US, Humberto has worked on projects and partnership building initiatives in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Turkey, Portugal, Mexico, and Zambia. Humberto began his work at WRC as the Manager of a Canada-Brazil cooperation project that led to the organizing of the 2009 Global Symposium on Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Humberto is a member and former Co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global MenEngage Alliance. Previous to his work at White Ribbon, Humberto worked at the AIDS Committee of Toronto as the Youth Community Education Coordinator, where he developed educational, support, and outreach programs for vulnerable youth and youth-serving agencies, and chaired various community-based coalitions and networks. He founded Toronto’s Youth and HIV Network, and chaired VIVER, the Portuguese-speaking HIV/AIDS Coalition, and the Toronto Coalition for LGBT Youth. Humberto is a founding member and former Co-chair of the North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN).
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