The White Ribbon Campaign, Toronto, Canada
Todd Minerson is the Executive Director of the White Ribbon Campaign, the world’s largest effort of men and boys to end men’s violence against women. Initiated in Canada in 1991, the White Ribbon Campaign now has a presence in over 60 countries around the world. The White Ribbon symbolizes a man’s pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women.
As Executive Director of the White Ribbon Campaign, he was one of the co-chairs of the Global Symposium on Engaging Men and Boys in Gender Equality in Rio de Janeiro in March 2009. He was on the Board of Ending Violence Against Women International, based in the US.
Todd has spent the past 17 years working in gender justice, HIV/AIDS prevention, anti-poverty work, housing and homelessness, and with at-risk youth. Most recently Todd was invited as a member the UN Secretary General’s Network of Men Leaders, part of the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign and appointed as a member of the inaugural UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group. His life’s commitment to social justice was instilled while studying at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, where he obtained an honours history degree with a concentration in gender studies and social change movements. Of all his accomplishments, he is most proud to be a husband and father, and very average ice hockey player.