MÄN is a non-profit, feminist organisation founded in 1993 as a platform for men to take action against men’s violence towards women. We work to change destructive masculinity norms and reduce male violence. Our vision is an equal world free from violence.
Our key goals help us achieve this vision:
- Getting men to act
MÄN is a unique platform for men and guys to get involved in equality issues. We get men to act, both in Sweden and around the world. Of course, members and activists of any gender are welcome at MÄN! We are a safe space for self-reflection and discussion. At MÄN, you can change and be changed in the company of like-minded others.
- Preventing violence
At MÄN, we are experts on the issues of masculinity, violence and how to prevent violence. We offer violence-prevention methods designed specifically for children and adolescents, fathers and local municipalities amongst others. Key parts of our work on preventing violence include promoting sexual consent, striving for equal parenthood and combatting sexualised violence.
- Changing norms
MÄN focuses on masculinity norms. We analyze how these norms are created and how they affect society, relationships and individuals. By challenging and ultimately changing harmful masculinity norms, we contribute to gender equality, improved public health and freedom from violence.
- Feminist values
We believe that men’s violence is both the cause and effect of an unequal society in which men have more power and privileges than women. That is why all our work is rooted in a feminist perspective. We cooperate closely with the women’s movement. Our goal is to strengthen the movement, not highlight the issue of boys and men at the expense of it.
- National and international cooperation
To achieve an equal world free from violence, we need to work together. That is why we continuously build new partnerships. Through interactive meetings, workshops and exchanges with activists and experts, we strengthen each other. We operate locally through individual activists and local groups, nationally through our Swedish office and internationally with partners across the world.
Since 1993, MÄN has been active in the key areas of preventing violence, advancing equal parenthood, changing norms, supporting guys and acting internationally and locally for an equal world free from violence. Within these areas, we have set up unique…
Internationally, we cooperate with other actors in the fields of masculinity, violence prevention, gender equality and equal parenthood. Sharing our experience in these areas has taken us as far as Ethiopia, Georgia, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam. Read on to find out…
Here you can read and download the latest MÄN publications – from our Annual Report to discussion papers and advocacy reports. Stay tuned for future publications! Annual Report 2016 Our Annual Report 2016 (English version) gives an overview of MÄN’s activities in 2016. We…
MÄN’s secretariat is located in Sweden. About twenty-five enthusiastic staff members work here on our various projects and activities. We are always interested in cooperating internationally with new partners. So do drop us a line or give us a call…