About Reform- resource centre for men

Reform- resource centre for men is a politically independent not-for-profit organisation. Founded in 2002 and mainly funded by the Department for Children, Equality and Inclusion, the organisation works towards gender equality from a male perspective.

We believe that men as well as women benefit from increased gender equality, and that men as well as women experience challenges based on their gender.

For more information about Reform and our mandate, read our English brochure: Gender Equality with a male perspective.

Core activities

Helping men in difficult life phases and life situations. Reform offers a men’s helpline, and a men’s helpline for juridical questions.

Promoting male perspectives in the media and the general public. Reform organises conferences, seminars and workshops, distributes publications on issues concerning men, debates men’s issues in the media and communicates through our blog, Facebook and Twitter

Initiating and participating in Norwegian and international projects focused on men. Works politically to promote more gender equal policies. Reform reviews goverment policy suggestions and works in close cooperation with different government agencies

Reform currently runs several Projects:

  • Stop the dating violence – Workshop for youth
  • My Father – Stories about minority fathers
  • Sex buyers – Councelling

We also work with topics concerning:

  • Men and Health issues
  • Men with immigrant background
  • Men and fatherhood
  • Parental leave
  • Men in caring professions
  • Men and sexuality
  • Men and violence

International activities

Reform is part of an international network of organisations working with gender equality from a male perspective, notably the MenEngage Network. We participate in Nordic, European (EU) and international meetings, conferences and workshops, and cooperate with individuals, organisations, activists and scholars worldwide.

Reform has an international outlook and has cooperated with, amongst others, PLAN and FORUT to promote a male perspective in international development efforts.

Reform has participated in several projects with international partners, for more information about this, please send us an email.


Visiting address Akersgata 16, Oslo Click here for map
Postal address Reform, pb 28 Sentrum, 0101 Oslo
Tel (+47) 22 34 09 50
Fax (+47) 22 34 09 61
Email post@reform.no
Staff directory and contact details (in Norwegian)
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