The Forum to Engage Men (FEM) is a network of individuals and organisations who came together in 2007, with the primary objective of working with men and boys for a more just and peaceful society.
Alongside it’s shared efforts towards gender equity, many FEM’s members are active in fields as diverse as community development, public health, education and the arts. FEM members work closely with women’s networks in different states and at the national level and FEM is also allied with groups working on LGBTQ rights.
FEM’s activities are mostly implemented by partners at the local level and include community campaigns, advocacy on women’s rights and child rights. FEM also provides capacity building support to its members including opportunities for developing joint plans of action through discussion and dialogue.
FEM members of different states coordinate and participate in collective campaigns on gender issues like 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and One Billion Rising (OBR) campaign – a global campaign calling for an end to violence against women, and for gender justice. FEM members have been taking an active part in rallies, outreach and other public events establishing the need for greater participation of men in the eradication of violence and discrimination.