Men’s Rights Leaders Gather For UK Summit

Some of the UK’s leading voices on men’s rights and men’s equality are gathering in Brighton & Hove on the eve of the Second National Conference for Men and Boys – and you can join them.

You may want to come along to this event on Thursday 1st November if you’re concerned about issues like

  • Equal rights for dads
  • Support for male victims of domestic violence
  • Equal pension rights for men
  • Tackling misandry and sexism against men
  • Tackling negative stereotypes of men
  • Protecting men against false allegations
  • Improving boys education
  • Tackling fatherlessness

The event is a great opportunity for like-minded people to get together to network and debate and contribute to an open discussion on the theme Putting Men’s Issues On The Political Agenda.

Speakers on the evening will include:

James Williams, an online radio presenter who champions men’s issues through his regular Men’s Matters programme on Express FM.

John Mays of Parity, the UK’s longest-running men’s equality campaign who have successfully fought the British Government over the issue of pensioner inequality that denied  men aged 60 – 65 hundreds of millions of pounds in state support that was given to women of the same age through prescription charges, winter fuel payments, bus travel concession an widower’s benefits. There current areas of focus include domestic violence, the education of boys and the unequal funding of men and women’s projects by the public sector.

Matt O Connor, founder of the headline grabbing Fathers 4 Justice campaign who is working on a new project to launch a political party called ‘Tomorrow’ that he says will advance cogent economic and social arguments that support the role of fathers in families and society, free from the institutional prejudices of the past.

David Smith of the charities NORM UK and Genital Autonomy campaigns for boys to have equal protection against medically unnecessary genital cutting and mutilation. David connects with other campaigns like Men Do Complain and the campaign to End Unnecessary Male Circumcision to work towards giving boys and girls equal protection in law.

Swayne O Pie author of Why Britain Hates Men who says he worked enthusiastically for ‘Equality Feminism’ in the 1970s and still passionately believes in the principles of equal rights, equal opportunities, equal respect, equal treatment and equal choices for women and is now a fierce critic of ‘modern feminism’.

Also present will be representatives from UK charities running social projects that seek to address some of the issues highlighted by men’s rights campaigner such as male victims of domestic violence, the high rate of male suicide and fathers denied contact with their children.

They will include Mark Brooks of The ManKind Initiative, Glen Poole of The Men’s Network and Simon Howes of CALM UK amongst others.

To book your ticket now and come and take part in this unique event see this link: Conference Fringe Event – Men’s Rights Networking Event and Discussion.

The event takes place on Thursday 1st November from 7pm to 9pm at The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton & Hove, BN1 1YD and tickets are £5 in advance and £10 on the door.


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

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7 comments on “Men’s Rights Leaders Gather For UK Summit
  1. Brock Lee says:

    Finally someone is standing up for MEN:

  2. Chris says:

    Congratulations to the organizers, this hopefully is the beginning of public awareness to the many inequalities facing men. Well done UK. We need events like this North America

  3. glenpoole says:

    Thank you for that positive feedback from North America – best Regards

  4. This is great & inspiring news! Hopefully something similar… or a gathering of this nature can happen in the United States. The plight & suffering of Men has to be addressed worldwide.

  5. Peter leckie says:

    I’m a professional planner – I look forward to constructively tackling misandry.

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