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Regions

männer.ch/masculinities.ch has member organizations—representing regions or cantons—throughout Switzerland. 

Bern

On January 24, 2013, männer.bern was founded as a regional section of männer.ch. männer.bern serves as a forum for men’s issues for the canton of Bern and advocates for the consideration of the needs of boys and men in the design or revision of support services in the education, employment, family, health, and social sectors. The organization conducts political advocacy concerning the perspectives, interests, and needs of boys and men in the canton of Bern. 

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Graubünden

männer.gr was formally established on November 3, 2015. Serving the canton of Graubünden, männer.gr provides a forum for issues that men, boys, and fathers face, and works on the individual, social, and political aspects of wholistic gender equality and gender justice.

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Lucerne/Central Switzerland

The organization manne.ch (Mannebüro Luzern) has been around since 1995. manne.ch serves to create opportunities for men to meet and have dialogic exchange. The organization educates about topics related to manhood and advances the collaboration between men’s and women’s initiatives.

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Northwestern Switzerland

Board members Armon Fortwängler (armon_forti@hotmail.com) and Daniel Seeholzer (d.seeholzer@lighthouse.ch) serve as points of contact for the Northwestern region of Switzerland. No organization is currently doing regional-level work on men’s issues in Northwestern Switzerland. The organization Männerbüro Region Basel consults men with various support needs.


Eastern Switzerland

ForumMann is the men’s initiative for Eastern Switzerland. As part of männer.ch, the organization sees itself as part of a larger progressive men’s movement that critically and constructively examines the role of men in our society. 

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Zug

MännerZug was founded on April 9, 2009. The organization advocates for men regardless of their support needs and promotes engagement with men’s issues as a powerful driver of social change. 

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Liechenstein

The organization Liechtensteiner Verein für Männerfragen promotes understanding and acceptance of various aspects of manhood in the context of present-day social changes. It also develops programmatic supports for related topics. At the core of the organization’s work are four topics: family and work; role and identity; religion and spirituality; and body and spirit.

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