Clara Alemann, a gender specialist with over 15 years of experience in program design and implementation and evaluation of government and social development programs to advance gender equality, has joined Equimundo as Director of Programs. With a lens on regional and national initiatives, Clara joins the Programs team in Washington, DC to draw and build on Equimundo’s growing research and practice-based experience adapting and implementing fatherhood and caregiver support programs to promote gender equitable, nurturing, and non-violent caregiving.
“I’m thrilled to join Equimundo’s team and work together to continue building on the rich foundation of gender-transformative programs that support women and men’s engagement in equitable, caring, and non-violent parenting of their children, as well as young men and women’s healthy, informed,and consensual relationships,in order to prevent violence against both children and women. I believe Equimundo can play a key role in promoting men’s and boys’ involvement as allies of women,girls, and those with marginalized identities by learning from and collaborating with women’s rights movements, as well as other organizations fighting for gender justice so that we can increase impact,” Clara said.
Prior to joining the team at Equimundo, Clara’s work focused on the integration of gender and violence prevention within social development programs in the areas of early childhood development, youth development, sexual and reproductive health, parenting and caregiver support, as well as engaging men and boys in reproductive, maternal, and child health interventions.
“Clara’s years of experience working to advance gender equality at scale are a huge asset to our organization,” says Gary Barker, President and CEO, “Clara brings rich expertise in gender-based violence prevention, as well as in child and youth development, and health, which will no doubt serve to strengthen and advance our work in the US and internationally.”
She has worked with international development organizations (the United Nations Development Programme, Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank) and is a mentor of The Prevention Collaborative, an initiative created to serve practitioners working to prevent violence against women and children, where she developed tools, guidance, and research on the intersections of violence against women and violence against children.Clara holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from the School of International Public Affairs at Columbia University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires. She has worked in different countries in Latin America and Africa.