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Dean Peacock

Since joining the End Conscription Campaign as a high school student in 1985 to oppose Apartheid army violence, Dean Peacock ‘s work, activism and teaching has focused on gender equality, violence prevention, HIV and AIDS, child protection, human rights and social justice.  He is co-founder and Executive Director of the Sonke Gender Justice Network, an award winning South African NGO working across Africa to address HIV and AIDS and to promote gender equality, human rights and social justice.  Dean is also co-founder and co-chair of the Global MenEngage Alliance, an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s School of Public Health and an Ashoka Fellow.  Together with Sonke co-founder Bafana Khumalo he won the 2007 Men’s Health Magazine’s best man of the year award for commitment to public service.  He is a member of the United Nations Secretary General’s Network of Men Leaders formed to advise the UN Secretary General on gender based violence prevention, as well as the Nobel Women’s Advisory Committee on ending sexual violence in conflict settings. He has published widely on health, human rights and violence prevention in many major news outlets and in a range of peer reviewed journals including The Lancet, The Journal of AIDS, the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Men and Masculinities, and the Journal of Gender and Society.