I Respect Too

“ # Me Too gave a rightfully massive impression in 2017. The response from men and male leaders around the world is though still unfortunately lame”. We are a group of eight male doctors who have reacted on this fact and consequently started the foundation I Respect Too. The name implicates that anyone who joins this cause respects the body and soul of all women and men. We are a non-profitable organization, with no political or religious agenda and our ambition is to drive opinion against unfair treatment of people. We want to reduce the number of verbal and bodily violations and abuse. We also aim to collect money that will be annually donated to people working hard for this cause”.      

Call for the collection foundation In Respect Too

We are now launching the collection foundation In Respect Too with the aim of increasing the respect and understanding of people’s feelings, needs and limits in meetings between people. This is to reduce the number of verbal and bodily violations as well as abuse. The purpose is met by appropriations to the one or those appointed by the Board. Men have so far been invisible in the debate about violations of women. Sweden is amazing in many ways and is usually considered to be one of the world’s most equal countries. The # metoo call has shown that men in Sweden can feel better. When famous actresses and artists tell about the abuse they are exposed to and dare to challenge powerful men, suddenly something happens suddenly. Women and girls all over the world follow and dare even tell stories about their experiences. It is likely a big relief to share such painful memories and to get some recovery and to recognize other victims. The stories contribute to the problem and its scope in the spotlight, and hopefully it will lead to more convictions. But it’s not enough. A permanent change of men’s attitude towards women must come about. What can you and us together accomplish? How is it possible that in modern times half of Sweden’s population should have to worry about popping hands, rape or condolences, sexist comments daily? Which men would accept walking around and being constantly worried that someone could violate them at any time? In 2016 20 300 sexual offenses were reported, 6,720 of which were classified as rape. Surely the darkness is great. The most vulnerable group is young women between 16 and 24 years old. The number of reported rapes has increased dramatically over the past 10 years, about 40 percent, while the reporting rate has fallen, according to BRÅ. Of course, women and girls have the same right to their own body, education, career and equal pay as men. We who started the foundation ”In Respect Too” are a group of male doctors who reacted strongly and decided to act. We are now launching an invocation where men rely on women’s side. We hope that male models and leaders now come up and show what side they are on. Collected funds will go unpunished annually to a society, company or person whose activities clearly work in favor of the collection foundation. In Respect Too Purpose: ”To increase the respect and understanding of people’s feelings, needs and boundaries in meetings between people”. This is to reduce the number of verbal and bodily violations as well as abuse. The purpose is met by appropriations for the one or whom the Board appoints. ” Stockholm 180503 For the board of the collection foundation I Respect Too; Lars Eurenius – Chairman, Magnus Larsson – Secretary, Niklas Sjölander – Website Manager, Mats Lindblad – Treasurer, Marcel Sadeghi – Member, Linda Skanser Timsäter – Member, Jonas Willmer – Member.      

Statutes of the collection foundation In Respect Too

§1 The collecting foundation aims to increase the respect and understanding of people’s feelings, needs and boundaries in meetings between people with collected funds. This is to reduce the number of verbal and bodily violations as well as abuse. The purpose is met by appropriations to the one or those appointed by the Board. §2 The Board of Directors shall consist of at least three and no more than ten members. In addition, no more than two alternates may be appointed. Board assignments shall be valid for a period without a fixed term of office. Extension and reduction of the number of members / alternate members pursuant to the statutes and accompanying personnel elections shall be decided by the Board, as the case may be. In the event of resignation of alternate / alternate members, the successor is appointed by the board. All members shall attend each decision and the decision shall be unanimous. If unity in the personal matter can not be reached, the successor shall be appointed by the supervisory authority. §3 The Board elects the Chairman. The Board elects within or outside of the other officers they find necessary. §4 The Board shall pay reasonable compensation for expenses associated with the Board assignment. §5 The Board is based in the municipality of Nacka. §6 The foundation of the foundation shall be signed by the person or persons appointed by the Board. §7 The chairman shall ensure that meetings are held whenever necessary and call them in writing orally. Necessary documentation must accompany the notice in the case of major decisions. §8 Unless otherwise provided under these Statutes, the Board shall decide with at least four members present. Decisions are taken by simple majority unless otherwise provided in the statutes. The chairman has ballot ballot at the same number of votes. §9 At the meeting of the foundation, minutes shall be kept, which shall be adjusted by the chairman and the person or persons appointed at any time. The minutes shall be kept in number and stored safely. §10 The Board shall ensure that its property is kept in a fully safe manner and that the assets provide the best possible return when managing the Foundation’s assets. §11 The funds resulting from the call to which the Foundation intends to publish on its website shall form an independent wealth that promotes the Foundation’s determined and lasting purpose. The Foundation shall meet its purpose by using its collected funds and its return by allocating appropriations to persons and / or organizations which, through their activities or otherwise, promote the Foundation’s purpose. The Foundation’s Board of Directors decides on the allocation of total resources, together with the return. §12 For the foundation shall be required accounts. Financial year shall be calendar year.