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About Joe Shaffner

Joe Shaffner is senior communications specialist at the International Center for Research on Women, a nonprofit with headquarters in Washington, DC that works to advance gender equity and inclusion, as well as alleviate poverty and empower women, girls and marginalised people worldwide. Joe previously served in the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan and Suriname, working with communities to improve health outcomes, grow businesses and bridge educational divides. He is a proud father of two children who make him laugh and inspire him every day.

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

What does it mean to be a feminist father in America today?

Parents must talk to their kids about patriarchy, and confront mental barriers and social pressures that enforce gender roles and inequalities.

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