Press Release - 14th June 2019
A third of domestic abuse is towards men. The Joint Committee's report states that men, boys and others must not be excluded, however, instead of seeking resources and support for all, it continues to support a gendered strategy of ending ‘violence against women and girls'.
Report published on the very same day as new advertising rules ban the use of harmful gender stereotypes.
Whilst the report rightly identifies minority groups that may be marginalised in current proposals,
it fails to identify men/fathers which are the biggest group marginalised in the Bill by far.
The Joint Committee’s report fails to address a growing problem of false allegations, particularly in the context of family separation.
Safeguards are needed to protect the welfare of children where the system is abused.
Criminal sanctions should only be imposed if guilt is established in a criminal court.
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