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MBC Chair Ally Fogg on LBC Radio’s Natasha Devon
It’s toxic femininity to treat men as sex objects
London Mayor’s Campaign – Violence Against Women
and Girls (VAWG)
All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for Government
Action on a Men’s Health Strategy
International Boys Day 6
Video: Finlay McFarlane, ‘How do we Build Support for
an Ending Intimate Violence Against Men and Boys
Video: ‘What is All Party Parliament Group on Men
and Boys and Why does it Matter?
Men and Boys Coalition Response to Home Office
Male Victims Position Statement
The Case of Jon Owens
All’s Well That Ends Well?
Male Domestic Abuse Victims Seen as ‘Under the Thumb’
Male Domestic Abuse Victims ‘Sleeping in Cars and Tents’
Coronavirus: Domestic Abuse Helpline Sees Lockdown Surge
Male Domestic Abuse: Not Enough Support for Victims, Says Charity
Male Domestic Abuse Victims ‘Frightened to Leave the House’
Suicide and Me – Professor Green
Funding PARITY – Gift Aid
Gift Aid Declaration
Funding PARITY – Standing Orders
LONDON MAYOR’S CAMPAIGN – VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS (VAWG)
London.gov.uk – Have A Word
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MALE DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS SEEN AS ‘UNDER THE THUMB’
21 APRIL 2022
Jose Linnane is working with North Yorkshire Police to raise awareness of male domestic abuse A mother whose son was murdered by his girlfriend has said the domestic abuse of males is all too often dismissed as men just being “under the thumb”. Simon Gilchrist was 23 when Caroline Mawhood stabbed him to death at their flat in York in 2004. His mother, Jose Linnane, said the signs her son was the victim of domestic abuse “didn’t register so much” because he was a man.
Mrs Linnane is now working with police to raise awareness of the issue. Describing how her son had changed during his relationship with Mawhood, Mrs Linnane said: “There was a little spark missing. His phone would go constantly. He didn’t see his friends much.
“At first I thought, that’s natural in a relationship and working full-time, but then it was like he couldn’t do anything. “I noticed a couple of marks on his face. In my stomach it n’t feel right, but he brushed it off.”
“I believe because Simon was male it didn’t register so much.” Mrs Linnane added: “If my daughter had been getting umpteen phone calls, I would’ve said, ‘that’s not right’. Her group of girlfriends would say the same. “But a group of men would say, ‘you’re under the thumb’ and she’d be seen as a nagger.”
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BBC Yorkshire Article
SUICIDE AND ME – PROFESSOR GREEN
UK rapper Professor Green, aka Stephen Manderson, takes an intensely personal journey to uncover the truth behind the suicide of his father. His platinum hit Read All About It and songs such as Goodnight have given fans a glimpse into this tragic story, but now Stephen discovers what really happened to his dad.
Through this journey, Stephen explores the wider scourge of male suicide in the UK. By understanding the complex factors behind it, the stigma around it and some of the ways it is being tackled, Stephen highlights the urgency of addressing this most pressing of problems.
For full article
BBC: Suicide And Me (Stephen Manderson).
CORONAVIRUS: DOMESTIC ABUSE HELPLINE SEES LOCKDOWN SURGE
BY JUNE KELLY AND SALLY GRAHAM BBC NEWS HOME AFFAIRS PUBLISHED 23 JULY 2020
More than 40,000 calls and contacts were made to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline during the first three months of lockdown, most by women seeking help, new figures show.
In June, calls and contacts were nearly 80% higher than usual, says the charity Refuge, which runs the helpline. And as restrictions ease, there is a surge in women seeking refuge places to escape their abusers, the charity says. The government says it prioritised help for domestic-abuse victims in lockdown.
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PARITY MAY 2022.