Caroline Hayes is a Senior Strategic Initiatives Officer at Equimundo, where she oversees special projects and research related to masculinities, combating online radicalization, care equity, and violence prevention. Prior to joining Equimundo, Caroline worked in both policy and advocacy spaces on gender-based violence prevention with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Global Women’s Institute. She also spent several years focused on gender equality programming while serving in the United States Peace Corps in Morocco and at Vital Voices Global Partnership.
Failure to address the root causes of violence will erode national and global stability.
The military’s reticence to talk about masculinities and male trauma fails to account for how harmful gender norms shape military policy and culture – impacting the safety and wellbeing of all Service members.