Brothers

You were never created to settle for a mediocre life. So don't settle for mediocre friendships.

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WHAT IS BROTHERS?

Who

Brothers is a global movement that seeks to empower and inspire boys and men to create authentic and wholesome friendships, as well as combat damaging cultural influences that can hinder them from doing so. The movement was founded in 2017 by Kim Evensen, and now consist of a key team and volunteers. Brothers is currently located in Sydney, Australia.

Why

Millions of boys and men throughout the world want stronger friendships in their lives, but as a result of popular culture's perception of masculinity, love and connection between men, many live without such friendships. Some guys have given up on close friendships, some have settled for mediocre friendships, and some have told themselves that they don't need close friends at all. The lack of these vital relationships in a man's life has serious effects on his lifetime, physical and mental health, family, marriage and professional life.

What

Creating awareness and offering inspiration and tools through our website, newsletters, social media and blog. Creating a respected and trusted 'brand' that enables us to reach men from all four corners of the world. Working together with businesses, organisations and educational institutions alike, offering seminars, workshops and campaigns.

UPCOMING EVENT:

Brothers Gathering: Sydney, Australia

When: 18th of August, 10.30AM-12.00PMWhere: Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia.What: Teaching and discussion around the topic 'friendship & masculinity'For who: ALL MEN. So bring your mates and invest into your life and friendships!
Get your free ticket

Book a workshop

The Importance of Our Work

Volunteer

We're launching

brothers logo

Brothers Podcasts

On iTunes, Spotify and all major podcasts platforms!

Listen

WE BELIEVE IN A BROTHERHOOD BUILT ON

Authenticity

A man needs brothers who allow him to be real and fully himself, with no need to wear a mask.

Adventure

A man needs brothers who he can enjoy life and all its adventures with.

Loyalty

A man needs brothers who are always there. Someone who can support him in good and bad times.

Integrity

A man needs brothers that can challenge him to become a better man. A man that takes responsibility in every sphere of life.

Purpose

A man needs brothers who stir him into living a life of purpose. To not settle for less, but continue to grow in life.

Trust

A man needs brothers he can safely pursue a deeper and meaningful friendship with, without the fear of it being sexual or being misunderstood as sexual.

THREE ROADBLOCKS IN CREATING GENUINE MALE FRIENDSHIPS

The Sexualisationof Love

Many guys avoid closeness in friendships, fearing that it has to be sexual, or that it will be misunderstood as sexual.

The Perception ofMasculinity

The perception of what it is to be a "real man" has hindered many men from connecting with themselves and the ones around them.

Read more

The Sheer Neglect of Male Friendship

Genuine friendships between men have in many cases been neglected, ridiculed or dulled down to a shallow hang-out.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Donate

Do you want to see men throughout the world benefit from the work we do and will do in the future? Your donation can make a difference!

Start a Campaign

Print posters/stickers/t-shirts/flyers - you name it! And spread the message of Brothers in your sphere of life!

Volunteer

Brothers is growing, and we want it to grow even more! Passionate about our cause? We need volunteers from all different countries!

Book Us

We offer workshops and presentations on Men's Friendships & Masculinity for schools, events, companies and anything in between.

BROTHERS ON ONLINE PLATFORMS

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

Podcast

TESTIMONIALS

"Brothers has challenged the way I see friendship, and taught me how to build realand intimate friendships in my own life." - Roland (29)(He has attended several Brothers events in Sydney, Australia.)

"The work Kim and his team are doing through Brothers is remarkable in many ways. Brothers is directly and effectively addressing the many damaging cultural stigmas that prohibit boys and men from forming social connection. Kim's understanding of the issues behind the isolation of boys and men face is ever-expanding because he seeks advice from a wide range of sources and he acts on it.
I have been writing and speaking on men's issues for nearly ten years now. I have seen many different initiatives, which in seeking to address men's challenges bog down in privileged or insensitive frames, thus creating more challenges then they resolve. Brothers does not suffer from these challenges. It is an organization that respects the issues faced by women and people of color even as it works to create much needed connection among men."
 - Mark Greene Senior Editor at the Good Men Project, writer, speaker and advocate on men's issues.Founder of Remaking Manhood

"We invited Kim Evensen to come and teach our youth group about the core and heart of Brothers. 

It really challenged and inspired us to think about our friendships. The workshop Kim had with us, opened our eyes to many things in regards to men’s friendships. Honestly, it made us see what we otherwise wouldn’t have seen." - Martin (22)Youth Worker

"I used to be in an environment where being tough and emotionally stoic was how you’d behave.  I had been taught by society that being open and vulnerable wasn’t manly, but being independent at all times was. This affected all my relationships. Brothers taught me to open up, and I've started to express myself more freely, without being afraid of being rejected by the guys. It’s a process, but I’m glad it has started. Brothers is helping me to change my mindset, and not let society decide how I ought to behave in my life and in my friendships." - Jonathan (24)

“Each Brothers Gathering has an atmosphere of mateship and trust where guys can come together and share about their friendships and share their experiences. What I've enjoyed the most is the way Kim has challenged our perceptions of male friendship, and helped us to see all what a friendship actually is and can be, regardless of what culture and society has been teaching us. I highly recommend it!” - Thyago (30)(He has attended several Brothers events in Sydney, Australia.)

"I found something that I didn’t think I needed. And it changed my life. It’s so special...I can’t describe it..." - Julian (21)(He has attended several Brothers events in Sydney, Australia.)

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Your e-mail address will only be used for Brothers' newsletters, and will under no circumstances be shared with anyone else or used for any other purposes.

Brothers

You were never created to settle for a mediocre life. So don't settle for mediocre friendships.

WHAT IS BROTHERS?

Who

Brothers is a global movement that seeks to empower and inspire boys and men to create authentic and wholesome friendships, as well as combat damaging cultural influences that can hinder them from doing so. The movement was founded in 2017 by Kim Evensen, and now consist of a key team and volunteers. Brothers is currently located in Sydney, Australia.

OUR TEAM

Why

Millions of boys and men throughout the world want stronger friendships in their lives, but as a result of popular culture's perception of masculinity, love and connection between men, many live without such friendships. Some guys have given up on close friendships, some have settled for mediocre friendships, and some have told themselves that they don't need close friends at all. The lack of these vital relationships in a man's life has serious effects on his lifetime, physical and mental health, family, marriage and professional life.

READ MORE

What

Creating awareness and offering inspiration and tools through our website, newsletters, social media and blog. Creating a respected and trusted 'brand' that enables us to reach men from all four corners of the world. Working together with businesses, organisations and educational institutions alike, offering seminars, workshops and campaigns.

BOOK BROTHERS

We're launching

brothers logo

Brothers Podcasts

On iTunes, Spotify and all major podcasts platforms!

Listen

UPCOMING EVENT:

Brothers Gathering: Sydney, Australia

When: 18th of August, 10.30AM-12.00PMWhere: Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia.What: Teaching and discussion around the topic 'friendship & masculinity'For who: ALL MEN. So bring your mates and invest into your life and friendships!
Get your free ticket

Book a workshop

The Importance of Our Work

Volunteer

We Believe In ABrotherhood Built On:

Authenticity

A man needs brothers who allow him to be real and fully himself, with no need to wear a mask.

Adventure

A man needs brothers who he can enjoy life and all its adventures with.

Loyalty

A man needs brothers who are always there. Someone who can support him in good and bad times.

Integrity

A man needs brothers that can challenge him to become a better man. A man that takes responsibility in every sphere of life.

Purpose

A man needs brothers who stir him into living a life of purpose. To not settle for less, but continue to grow in life.

Trust

A man needs brothers he can safely pursue a deeper and meaningful friendship with, without the fear of it being sexual or being misunderstood as sexual.

Three RoadblocksIn Creating GenuineMale Friendships

The Perception of Masculinity

The perception of what it is to be a "real man" has hindered many men from connecting with themselves and the ones around them.

The Sexualisation of Love

Many guys avoid closeness in friendships, fearing that it has to be sexual, or that it will be misunderstood as sexual.

The Sheer Neglect of Male Friendship

Genuine friendships between men have in many cases been neglected, ridiculed or dulled down to a shallow hang-out.

Read more

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Donate

Do you want to see men throughout the world benefit from the work we do and will do in the future? Your donation can make a difference!

Donate

Start a Campaign

Print posters/stickers/t-shirts/flyers - you name it! And spread the message of Brothers at your school or workplace!

CAMPAIGN

Volunteer

Brothers is growing, and we want it to grow even more! Passionate about our cause? We need volunteers from all different countries!

Volunteer

Book Us

We offer workshops and presentations on Men's Friendships & Masculinity for schools, events, companies and anything in between.

Book Us

BROTHERS ON ONLINE PLATFORMS

Follow us on Instagram

Instagram

Like us on Facebook

Facebook

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

YouTube

Listen to our podcasts

Podcast

TESTIMONIALS

"Brothers has challenged the way I see friendship, and taught me how to build realand intimate friendships in my own life." - Roland (29)(He has attended several Brothers events in Sydney, Australia.)

"The work Kim and his team are doing through Brothers is remarkable in many ways. Brothers is directly and effectively addressing the many damaging cultural stigmas that prohibit boys and men from forming social connection. Kim's understanding of the issues behind the isolation of boys and men face is ever-expanding because he seeks advice from a wide range of sources and he acts on it.
I have been writing and speaking on men's issues for nearly ten years now. I have seen many different initiatives, which in seeking to address men's challenges bog down in privileged or insensitive frames, thus creating more challenges then they resolve. Brothers does not suffer from these challenges. It is an organization that respects the issues faced by women and people of color even as it works to create much needed connection among men."
 - Mark Greene Senior Editor at the Good Men Project, writer, speaker and advocate on men's issues.Founder of Remaking Manhood

"We invited Kim Evensen to come and teach our youth group about the core and heart of Brothers. 

It really challenged and inspired us to think about our friendships. The workshop Kim had with us, opened our eyes to many things in regards to men’s friendships. Honestly, it made us see what we otherwise wouldn’t have seen." - Martin (22)Youth Worker

"I used to be in an environment where being tough and emotionally stoic was how you’d behave.  I had been taught by society that being open and vulnerable wasn’t manly, but being independent at all times was. This affected all my relationships. Brothers taught me to open up, and I've started to express myself more freely, without being afraid of being rejected by the guys. It’s a process, but I’m glad it has started. Brothers is helping me to change my mindset, and not let society decide how I ought to behave in my life and in my friendships." - Jonathan (24)

“Each Brothers Gathering has an atmosphere of mateship and trust where guys can come together and share about their friendships and share their experiences. What I've enjoyed the most is the way Kim has challenged our perceptions of male friendship, and helped us to see all what a friendship actually is and can be, regardless of what culture and society has been teaching us. I highly recommend it!” - Thyago (30)(He has attended several Brothers events in Sydney, Australia.)

"I found something that I didn’t think I needed. And it changed my life. It’s so special...I can’t describe it..." - Julian (21)(He has attended several Brothers events in Sydney, Australia.)

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS

Your e-mail address will only be used for Brothers' newsletters, and will under no circumstances be shared with anyone else or used for any other purposes.