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About Jimmie Briggs

Jimmie Briggs is a journalist and founder of the Man Up campaign, a global initiative for mobilizing young people to stop violence against women and girls through the arts, sports and technology. He has produced seminal reporting on the lives of war-affected youth and child soldiers, as well as survivors of sexual violence. He has served as an adjunct professor of investigative journalism at the New School for Social Research, and was a George A. Miller Visiting Professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go To War and of the upcoming book, The Wars Women Fight: Dispatches from A Father to His Daughter.

Articles by Jimmie Briggs

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Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.


Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

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Men: time to stand up

For too long the absence of men and boys, as well as the missing component of youth ingenuity and passion, has been an impediment to lasting progress in achieving gender equality and the prevention of violence against women and girls, says Jimmie Briggs.

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