Oswaldo Montoya

Oswaldo Montoya, MSP Facilitator has worked for over 25 years as an educator, activist, counselor, program officer, researcher and consultant engaging men and boys to build a more gender-equitable society, free of violence and discrimination. Oswaldo is Nicaraguan and American, and is based in Washington D.C. He has served in leadership roles for several years with the MenEngage Alliance, a global network focused on engaging men for gender equality. Oswaldo is co-founder of the first Group of Men against Gender Violence in Central America (1993) and the Masculinities program with the Puntos de Encuentro Foundation in Nicaragua. He is author of the book Swimming against the current: Looking for clues to prevent male violence in relationships and numerous research reports and curricula on men, fatherhood, sexuality, reproductive health and violence. He has led seminars in six global regions with civil society leaders and government officials; coordinated a program for Latino men who have perpetrated partner violence (with the EMERGE Center in MA); and contributed to participatory action research projects with men in Managua, Uganda and Paraguay. He also led the design of the MenEngage sexual harassment policy and accountability standards for men who work for gender justice. A former Fulbright scholar, he holds a Master’s degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology (Boston College). He lives with his partner and their two children.

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