Please email the EHRC today!!!!!!!!!

The Equalities and Human Rights Commissions (EHRC) which has a statutory duty to protect, enforce and promote gender equality in the UK wants you to tell it what it should focus on in the next 3 years.

THE DEADLINE IS TODAY SO PLEASE EMAIL EHRC HERE:

strategicplanconsultation@equalityhumanrights.com

AND SIMPLY SAY:

“Whatever you choose to do in the next three years can you please ensure that your gender work puts an equal focus on the issues that men and boys face?”

The Commission currently lists 18 examples of projects and policy work about gender equality and all but one focus on women’s issues such as women’s pay, women in power, violence against women, discrimination against women etc

The one area to focus on men is paternity leave – which is interesting as the one of the founding bodies of  EHRC – the Equal Opportunity Commission – opposed equal parental leave – ignoring the advice of the one male commissioner who was brought in to championed the cause of fathers.

And this helped sustain a culture where British fathers work the longest hours in Europe and have some of the worst paternal rights in the developed world.

To give the EHRC credit it has acknowledged that it doesn’t engage with people working with men and boys this year and has made some effort to contact such groups. For example one officer left a short message on The Men’s Network blog saying please look at our consultation.

So if you would like to take part in the full consultation then CLICK HERE NOW or if you prefer the quick and simple approach then…….

PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO EHRC TODAY HERE:

strategicplanconsultation@equalityhumanrights.com

AND SIMPLY SAY:

“Whatever you choose to do in the next three years can you please ensure that your gender work puts an equal focus on the issues that men and boys face?”

 

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Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at www.helpingmen.co.uk.

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