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United to end the violence against women
. Ban Ki-moon
"Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act."
Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
Men must teach each other that real men do not violate or oppress women – and that a woman’s place is not just in the home or the field, but in schools and offices and boardrooms.


Network of Men Leaders

Members of the Secretary-General’s Network of Men Leaders

Dean Peacock

Dean Peacock

Dean Peacock is co-founder and co-director of the Sonke Gender Justice Network, a South African NGO working across Southern Africa on issues related to gender, HIV and AIDS and human rights—especially through the implementation of its One Man Can Campaign.

His work and activism over the last twenty years has focused on issues related to men, constructions of masculinities, health and social justice. In 1985 he joined the End Conscription Campaign to oppose Apartheid army violence and later worked with homeless youth in Managua, Nicaragua, and with perpetrators of domestic violence in jails and community settings in San Francisco.

Mr. Peacock currently serves on the UNAIDS Global Task Force on Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV, and the UNDP Expert Group developing the Gender Guidance for National AIDS Responses. His writings have been published in many books and journals including The Lancet, The Journal of AIDS, and the American Journal of Public Health.

In addition to his work at Sonke Gender Justice, he is co-founder and co-chair of the MenEngage Alliance and is a part-time member of the University of California at Los Angeles Program in Global Health.