A First Man Standing is a man who stands up against sexism.
Our website has been set up to inspire and celebrate First Men Standing: from our personal story project to our collection of online resources, our aim is to learn from each other how to live out gender equality and respect. Our vision is to build a movement of men committed to gender equality, standing alongside women to make change a reality. Gender injustice affects us all and it’s up to all of us to end it.
A Businessman, Fireman, Policeman - Where Are the Women?
Speakers sometimes seem to forget that there are women in the audience - and address just the men.
Our fight too
Find out about a man who is making a difference in ending violence against women.
Equality at home
Imagine that we allocated our household chores on the basis of skills rather than traditional gender roles.
A friend who made a practical difference to a women affected by violence.
My husband respects and encourages women.
My Brother-In-Law: Losing to Gain a Whole Lot More
My brilliant brother-in-law is modelling a different way to live.
Young men can be trailblazers for gender equality
David is the most extraordinary champion of women's rights.
A Friend in Oxford
Someone who's inspired me to keep seeking gender justice is my friend Mike Kent.
My primary school teacher
My primary school teacher told us that the boys in the class would probably earn more than the girls
My son told me: 'This is not your fault, Mom. Look at me - it is not your fault.'