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.
Profile: Peter Mathieson
Peter Mathieson is the president of the University of Hong Kong.
Profile: Feridun Hamdullahpur
Feridun Hamdullahpur is the president of the University of Waterloo.
Profile: Dominic Barton
Dominic Barton is the global managing director of McKinsey & Company.
Who does the housework?
When people ask me about my mum's cooking, I find it quite refreshing to say "Actually, my dad does all the cooking."'
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.