Brothers

 “Brothers” is a movement that seeks to empower and inspire boys and men to create strong, wholesome and authentic male friendships, as well as combat damaging cultural influences that can hinder them from doing so.  The Importance of Male Bonding - less likelihood of social isolation (which can lead to stress related illnesses, isolation, addiction, suicide, divorce and violence).

 

Statistics in Australia - Australian boys and men are crying out for help.

-       6 Australian males commit suicide each day. That’s three times the rate of females.

-       Australian men are 11 times more likely than women to end up in prison. And the gap is

-       still increasing.

-       In 2017 there were 9 males for every 1 female in youth detention centres.

 

“Brothers” Goal

-       Offer holistic education on men’s development, friendship and manhood.

-       Normalise boys’ and men’s desire and longing for deep friendship by sharing from one’s own experiences and need for connection.

-       Equip men to discern, resist and challenge unhealthy cultural influences imposed on them and their friendships.

-       Encourage boys and men to pursue deeper or stronger connections with other males in their lives, knowing that they’re all created with the ability to form and sustain emotionally intimate friendships with others.

 

Presentation Outline

       Introduction to Brothers (the organisation)

       The importance of strong, male friendship (and how it effects our whole society)

       The classic Western view of male friendship.

       Three roadblocks in creating deep friendships as a man.

       Male friendship in different cultures and through different life stages.

       Popular media’s effect on our friendships and view of manhood

       Personal stories and experiences from the speaker.

       What Brothers would like to do to make a difference in the world.

 

 

Kim Evensen is the CEO and the Founder of “Brothers.”

Since he first got the idea of Brothers, he has studied the topics masculinity, men's friendships and men's development, independently. He has previously studied leadership for three years and acting for four years.

 

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