Keynote Address– Michael Kaufman (COUNT ME IN! HOW WE CAN ENGAGE MEN TO SUPPORT GENDER EQUALITY AND END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN)
This is an incredible moment: years of hard-slogging by women’s organizations, social service agencies, first responders and others to raise awareness about violence against women and to bring the violence to an end has reached a critical time. It’s critical that we turn the energy of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements into lasting change. One key is finding effective ways to engage men and boys to speak out against the violence, to challenge other men, listen to the voices of women, support women’s organizations, and when necessary, change their own behaviour.