Who we are
We are a group of men and women working towards an egalitarian society. We focus on the needs and issues of MEN and BOYS (in the same way as many organizations focus on the needs and issues of other groups with shared characteristics like Ethnic Background, Sexuality, Disability, Age Group).
What is our purpose
Creating a forum for exchange of ideas and collaboration between organisations and individuals that work on issues that affect men negatively.
Creating "Task Forces" to address specific, often current issues
Establishing that "for men" never meant "against women" and never should
Reaching out to media, councils and government to create change towards a fairer society
Reaching out to those who unintentionally and intentionally perpetuate inequality to create discourse and hopefully an adjustment in direction
What do we stand for
A respectful attitude towards men and women
Equality for men and women (equality before law and equality of opportunity in society)
Respectful and constructive discourse between men and women and those who campaign for them
We support MEN’s advocacy if it does not create disadvantages for women compared to men
We support WOMAN’s advocacy if it does not create disadvantages for men compared to women
Our focus on MEN’s issues does not oppose WOMEN’s equality, because equality can only be achieved from both sides
We oppose hate, anger and revenge and promote respect, understanding and healing
We oppose discrimination against men and boys, women and girls
Who are we open to work with
Our main focus of collaboration will be with organisations that focus on men’s issues from an egalitarian point of view
We will closely work with academics, professionals and experts in areas that we focus on
We are willing to work with individuals, groups and organisations even if they do not share all of our core values. But the aim, process and outcome of the collaboration needs to be in line with our values.
We are happy to interact with individuals, groups and organisations with opposing views if the interaction is based on good faith and the establishing of common ground and more equality.