Jimmie Briggs is the co-founder and executive director of the Man Up Campaign, a global campaign to activate youth to stop violence against women and girls. He is also an award-winning journalist, author and lecturer.
Briggs is a National Magazine Award finalist and recipient of honors from the Open Society Institute, National Association of Black Journalists, Alicia Patterson Foundation and Carter Center, among others. He has served as an adjunct professor of investigative journalism at the New School for Social Research and as a visiting professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois: Champaign-Urbana. He is the author of Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go To War, a book about child soldiers and war-affected children. His next book is The Wars Women Fight: Dispatches from A Father to His Daughter.