Activity of Forum Männer in Theorie und Praxis der Geschlechterverhältnisse, (Forum Men in theory and practice of gender relations)
Aims and objectives
The Forum Männer is a national network of male professionals working in the areas of masculinity and gender research, boys' and mens' work, support for men and fathers, men's policy, gender mainstreaming, and gender training. The overall aim is for men to contribute to the development of a gender equal society as well as to dialogue between men and women.
Name: Forum Männer in Theorie und Praxis der Geschlechterverhältnisse, (Forum Men in theory and practice of gender relations)
Stakeholder: Civil society organisation
Area of intervention: Men and gender equality
Organisation Country: Germany
Organisation Zip Code: 10999
Organisation Phone: 49 30 / 85972448
The main aim is to inform, engage, coordinate, develop and disseminate the contribution of men from an independent perspective in the overall discussion on gender and equality. We use different strategies:
- Internal discussions among professionals belonging to the network with different thematic backgrounds, approaches and practical experiences, in order to develop positions and perspectives
- External discussions at public events
- Support for ongoing or emerging activities within civil society with relevance to gender equality
- Hosting an internet-based information platform with all events, contact details of the different thematic professionals at the Forum Männer network, downloads of conferences, documentation and other relevant publications.
Twice a year the Forum Männer organises conferences with different thematic topics in relation to theory, research, practice, policy and experience. The Forum also hosts single events (eg. information events, panel discussions, lectures or workshops) on current issues. The following thematic topics have been the subject of conferences or publications of the ForumMänner (in alphabetic order): boys, conflict, diverse masculinities, education, fathers and fatherhood, gender, gender dialogue, gender mainstreaming, health, men and work, men as victims, men and women's jobs, migration, the military, policy, sexuality, unemployment, violence and war.
Visual presentations, roundtables, workshops, coaching, campaign support, contact with professionals, publications: http://www.forum-maenner.de/publikationen-und-links/publikationen.html/