Peter Söderström is an expert on gender equality and especially men´s violence against women and children, with a specific focus on gender based violence prevention. The main working areas have been strategic and analytical work, structured cooperation between authorities, developing and implementing different kinds of training activities, investigation, evaluation and supervision.
Peter has a Degree in Recreation Instructor Training and a Master of Social Science with a major in sociology. During the first 8 years he professionally worked with abused children at the Child and Youth Psychiatric Clinic in Boden municipality and The City of Gothenburg. He has worked since 1999 with gender equality with a focus on men´s violence against women and children. He has been employed as a project leader and investigator by the County Administrative Board in Västerbotten County, as expert and secretary at the Government Office of Sweden, as investigator and development leader at the County Council of Västerbotten, as educator at the National Centre for Knowledge on Men´s violence Against Women in Uppsala and the last five years as responsible for training and strategic development at the NGO, Men for Gender Equality in Stockholm, with a focus on development of the violence prevention field in Sweden as well as on an international level. Currently he works as a senior strategist and trainer in a new national violence prevention project – A Municipality Free from Violence. Since the beginning of 2007 Peter also have worked part-time as a consultant in gender equality related issues, both on an international, national and regional level, where one of his latest assignment was as an expert and co-author in the Government Commission on a National Strategy against violence against women and honor-related violence and oppression 2014-2015.
Peter is also the founder and CEO of Gender Equality Vision, a company promoting gender equality through different services. Peter is also the co-founder and member of the board of Another Development Foundation, together with Ingvar Rönnbäck and Ira Sundberg.