Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs is associate vice president for International Programs at PRB and project director for the SAFE ENGAGE project. For 15 years she has coordinated communications and dissemination for the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG). Her focus is reproductive health and gender, especially gender-based violence and female genital mutilation/cutting. Feldman-Jacobs previously worked at the International Center for Research on Women. Prior to that, she was a reporter and editor on newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, as well as a legislative assistant for foreign affairs and a press secretary on Capitol Hill. Feldman-Jacobs holds a master’s degree in legal journalism from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, and a bachelor’s in journalism from University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Engaging Men for Gender Equality and Improved Reproductive Health
Unless men are actively engaged in supporting better health and well-being for families and the empowerment of women, progress will remain slow; women will remain vulnerable to reproductive health threats, and men themselves will remain trapped in traditional masculine norms.