The Global Campaign for Men and Boys
The equality4men campaign is visiting Northern Ireland this week to attend two events about men, boys and fathers in Northern Ireland.
We are looking forward to meeting some like-minded people who are committed to improving the lives of men and boys in Northern Ireland.
We know that the Northern Ireland executive has made promoting gender equality one of its key priorities and we’re interested to find out what this this mean for men and boys?
As with the rest of the UK there are many areas of life where men and boys in Northern Ireland experience gender inequality when compared to women and girls in areas like health, suicide, fatherhood, education, criminal justice, unemployment, homelessness etc.
Our initial research has resulted in a list of 12 inequalities that men and boy in Northern Ireland face and we’re interested to ask people the following questions:
- Why has the male suicide rate double since 1995?
- Why do men die 4.5 years sooner than women?
- Why are boys trailing girls at every stage of education?
- Why are men more likely to end up unemployed, homeless or in prison
- With one in four children growing up in lone parent households, what more can we do to keep dads involved in their kids lives?
- Why has reported domestic violence against men risen by 41% since 2004/5
We’re delighted to be taking part in a discussion about “improving services for men and boys in Northern Ireland” to consider what more can be done to help more men and boys in Northern Ireland get the help and support they need to overcome these inequalities.This event is hosted Men’s Aid in Northern Ireland and takes place on Wednesday 22nd January from 7pm at Westbourne Community Presbyterian Church, Lower Newtownards Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT4 1AB
Speakers will include Glen Poole, author of the book Equality for Men and Stuart Graham, of FCF (the Foundation of Children and Families).
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The following day (Thursday 23rd January 2013) we’ll be heading to Stormont where the Man Matters project is holding a seminar to launch a briefing paper entitled Fathers, Separation and Co-Parenting.
You can read more about this event at the Man Matters website.
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