Chuck Derry, International Trainer
Chuck Derry has worked to end men’s violence against women since 1983. For ten years he worked with male offenders in St. Cloud, Minnesota and was the men’s program coordinator for six of those years. In 1994, he co-founded the Gender Violence Institute. Chuck provides training and technical assistance nationally and internationally on the dynamics of domestic violence, criminal justice system reform, effective coordinated community responses to domestic violence, law enforcement investigations, and offender programs for men who batter.
Chuck has also worked to develop and implement strategies and community initiatives for involving men and male leaders in the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence to “stop it before it starts”. These primary prevention strategies focus on engaging men (and women) to collectively identify and change the social norms which support sexual exploitation and violence against women and children through community education, organizational practice change, and public policy development. Chuck co-founded the Minnesota Men’s Action Network: Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence in 2005 and co-coordinated that project through 2016.
Chuck is also a founding member of the North American Men Engage Network (NAMEN). A collective effort of men and women from the United States and Canada developing a network of community-based organizations and individuals working with men and boys to promote gender equality in North America. NAMEN is a member of the Global MenEngage Alliance, a global network of organizations working for gender justice and equality. Chuck currently serves on the governing boards of both the North American and Global MenEngage Alliance networks.