männer.ch/masculinities.ch is a membership organization with headquarters in the canton of Bern. In accordance with our bylaws, männer.ch/masculinities.ch serves “as the national forum for the perspectives of, and issues pertaining to, boys, men, and fathers as we negotiate the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of comprehensive gender justice. männer.ch/masculinities.ch sees itself as an umbrella organization that takes on issues raised by regional men’s organizations and others engaged in boys’, men’s, and fathers’ work and elevates them to the national level. männer.ch/masculinities.ch supports gender equality, in legislative frameworks as well as actual implementation, and people-friendly social and economic structures.”
männer.ch/masculinities.ch views itself as a builder of bridges and part of a larger alliance in the context of this work. On the national level, we collaborate for instance with alliance F (Alliance of Swiss Women’s Organizations), GeCoBi (Coalition for Sharing Parenting Obligations), TravailSuisse (trade union representing Swiss workers), the organization GleichbeRICHTIG, Operation Libero, and FDP Frauen; and we are a member of Pro Familia Schweiz (the umbrella organization for organizations working on family policies). We also participate in the Eidgenössischen Kommission für Frauenfragen (Federal Commission for Women’s Issues). Internationally, we work in close collaboration with the German-speaking umbrella organizations Bundesforum Männer (Germany) and Dachverband Burschen-, Männer- und Väterarbeit DMÖ (Austria), and we are a member of the global network MenEngage.
männer.ch/masculinities.ch is officially recognized as a charitable organization. In accordance with the June 11, 2015 decision of our Board of Directors, männer.ch/masculinities.ch is working to obtain the ZEWO-seal for nonprofits in Switzerland. Additionally, männer.ch/masculinities.ch is listed in the commercial register of the canton of Bern.. Weiter ist der Verein im Handelsregister des Kantons Bern eingetragen.
männer.ch/masculinities.ch attaches great importance to professional and transparent leadership. We therefore publish all of our annual reports and financial reports annual reports und financial reports.
Per vote of our membership, the Schweizerische Revisionsgesellschaft serves as our auditing firm.