Gara LaMarche

President, The Democracy Alliance

Gara LaMarche

Gara LaMarche, President of the Democracy Alliance, has spent his 40-year career in leadership positions in human rights and social justice organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Watch, the Open Society Foundations, and Atlantic Philanthropies.

“All across the spectrum from mainstream magazine covers to high-end cocktail bars to porn videos, women are objectified and commoditized. This will change primarily through the empowerment of women and girls—through their insistence on a different world—but it won’t change fast enough, or thoroughly enough, until more and more men renounce the dominant culture—and do it visibly.”