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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Dad’s Talking™ – Gary Barker “This Father’s Day, Give The Gift Of Paid Parental Leave And Make Sure He Takes It”

Released Thursday, 23rd September 2021
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Gary Barker, PhD, is a leading global voice in engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality and positive masculinities. He is the CEO and founder of Promundo, which has worked for 20 years in more than 40 countries. Beginning in low-income areas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Promundo’s approaches have been incorporated into ministries of health and education around the world. Promundo is a Global Consortium with members in Brazil, the US, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Portugal. Gary is co-founder of MenCare, a global campaign working in 45 countries to promote men’s involvement as caregivers, and co-founder of MenEngage, a global alliance of more than 700 NGOs. He co-created and leads the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), the largest-ever survey of men’s attitudes and behaviors related to violence, fatherhood, and gender equality. He is a co-author of the 2015 and 2017 State of the World’s Fathers reports. He has advised the UN, the World Bank, numerous national governments, and key international foundations and corporations on strategies to engage men and boys in promoting gender equality. In 2017, he was named by Apolitical as one of the 20 most influential people in gender policy around the world. He is an Ashoka Fellow and received the Voices of Solidarity Award from Vital Voices for his work to engage men for gender equality. He holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology.
Recently, Gary was on Dad’s Talking™ talking about his article This Father’s Day, Give the Gift of Paid Parental ….
During our conversation, Gary talked about:
– Some of his background including his father being a social worker and siblings who were foster kids
– His father’s life being about caring
– Being in the Peace Corps and living in Latin America
– The legacy that has father lived that Gary is carrying on
– How Promundo started and the early days of Promundo
– The State Of The World’s Father report
– Some reasons why men don’t take maternity leave
– The growing number of conversations about paternity leave
– Views of paternity leave around the world and it getting more support
– The impact of millennials on paternity leave
– What is he excited about in regards to Promundo
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