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Information about Webinar 3

Conceptualizing and Implementing Accountability in Men’s Gender Equity Efforts - Continuing the Dialog

When: November 9, 2015

This webinar will continue an on-going conversation about accountability within men’s gender equity movements and organizations, and addressed accountability from the perspective of those to whom we hope to be accountable, including women and women’s organizations. Collectively, panelists helped the webinar audience to define accountability in both philosophical and concrete behavioral terms, and provided examples of how accountability has been conceptualized and implemented in their networks.

Panelists included:

Emiliano Diaz de Leon

Emiliano Diaz de Leon, Men’s Engagement Specialist After more than a decade of experience working for several domestic and sexual violence centers across Texas, Emiliano joined the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault in 2008 and provides training and  technical assistance on primary prevention of sexual violence to Rape Prevention Education (RPE) grantees around the state. Emiliano founded and coordinates the Mobilizing Men Task Force and presently serves on the University of Texas, Voices Against Violence-Masculinity Steering Committee Meeting.

Shafferan Sonneveld

Shafferan Sonneveld is the Global Advocacy Director of Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV), a faith-based human rights organization promoting gender equality and women’s rights, LGBTQI rights, freedom of expression and freedom of and from religion. Shafferan is a young human rights professional with international work experience in Italy, South Africa, Australia, the Netherlands, Canada and the US, specializing in international human rights advocacy, digital communications and international policy research and analysis. She is particularly passionate about examining the compatibility of Shari’a with international human rights, with a focus on women’s rights, and is interested in finding ways to stimulate and foster intercultural and interfaith dialogue. Shafferan is also keen on facilitating the participation of Imams in championing women’s rights and empowerment through an initiative she co-created called #ImamsForShe. While working for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Shafferan was the lead author of the report called “Through the Lens of Civil Society: Summary Report on the Public Submissions for the Global Study on Women, Peace and Security”. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands."

Chuck Derry

Chuck Derry has worked to end men’s violence against women since 1983.  From 1983 to 1993, he worked with male domestic violence offenders in St. Cloud Minnesota and was the men’s program coordinator for six of those years. In 1994, he co-founded the Gender Violence Institute in Clearwater Minnesota and through that organization provides training and technical assistance nationally and internationally on the dynamics of domestic violence, criminal justice system reform, effective coordinated community responses to domestic violence, law enforcement investigations, and rehabilitative programs for men who batter.

Since March of 2005, Chuck has contracted with the Minnesota Department of Health to develop strategies for involving Minnesota men and male leaders in the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence.  In collaboration with Men As Peacemakers in Duluth MN, he co-founded the Minnesota Men’s Action Network: Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence. These primary prevention initiatives focus on engaging men (and women) to collectively identify and change the social norms which support sexual exploitation and violence against women and children through community education, organizational practice change, and public policy development.

Chuck is also a founding member of the North American Men Engage Network (NAMEN). A collective effort of men from the United States and Canada developing a network of community-based organizations and individuals working with men and boys to promote gender equality in North America.  NAMEN is a member of the Global MenEngage Alliance. Chuck serves on both the North American and Global MenEngage steering committees.

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