News Briefings – January 2024

Here is the latest News Briefing from PARITY:

News Items:

PARITY AGM 2023 Open Session on You Tube
International Men’s Day UK
Minister for Men in the Media
Man Presumed Guilty and Taken into Custody on
Girlfriend’s Allegation.
Jack Diamond: Sunderland Footballer Cleared of Rape
Metro 3 January 2024
Andy Malkinson Cleared of 2003 Rape ‘after finally being listened to’
Three Coronations
Shoppers Help PARITY Funds at no Extra Cost to Them With Easy Fundraising!
PARITY Membership
Funding PARITY – Gift Aid
PARITY Legacies?
Gift Aid Declaration
Top Six Male Disdavantages


Parity Charity – AGM Talk – July 2023

Watch The Youtube Video Here.

Keith William Richardson: Born 9 Nov 1958 Died 16 July 2023:

A very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to our Readers. We take this opportunity to pay tribute to our Hon. Treasurer – Keith Richardson who passed away on 16 July 2023.

Tribute from a Loving Sister – Louise Baxter:

Keith really worked (and played) hard all his life. He studied at school to get good grades and continued this in his working life to progress up the career ladder. He was overall a good person who believed in giving back where he could and I know he took his role at Parity very seriously. He was a great big brother we shared many good times. He had a fabulous sense of humour, not always understood by all!! He cared deeply about his family and always made sure we were okay. I miss him terribly as I’m sure all at Parity do.

Tribute from Rex Bourne – Chair:

I have sat on many boards and committee s of the years and the role of Treasurer is the most difficult post to fill effectively. In Keith we had a Treasurer par excellence and a true friend. As truly sad Keith illness and death was, his great many years of work with Parity stand as his legacy.

Tribute from David Hyatt, Trustee:

I learned with shock and sadness of Keith’s passing. His work at Parity was always extremely competent and accurate – his carefully-compiled figures were never wrong! And at a personal level I valued his kindness thoughtfulness and generosity. As a colleague Keith was impressive in so many ways during his years at Parity and will be missed very much….

Tribute from Sally Yarwood-Dillon, Book-keeper:

It was with great sadness to hear the news of Keith’s passing. I am sure that my late father, David Yarwood, would wish me to express sincere condolences to Keith’s family and to acknowledge with deep gratitude all Keith’s diligent and careful work keeping Parity’s accounts in excellent order. Also, to thank Keith for all the years of support and commitment to Parity and its mission which David greatly appreciated.

Parliamentary Petition Calling for a Minister for Men and Boys:

In the end of October last year, after the media attention, a member of the public took the initiative and started a
Parliamentary Petition to call for a Minister for Men and Boys. Subsequently, Mike Bell coordinated with various organisations sympathetic to male issues to raise awareness and of the petition and why it should be supported. These efforts helped push the number of signatories up from around 1,000 to over 3,888 at the time of writing this article.

At 10,000 signatures, the government is obliged to respond to the petition, but Parliamentary insiders have informed Mike that 4 – 5,000 signatures would be sufficient to make MPs sit up and take note. We still have the better part of three months to push this petition past the 5,000 mark and hopefully past 10,000. This is a golden opportunity to keep the momentum going and ensure that the public debate on a Minister for Men continues. The debate alone is shining a much-needed public light on male issues that have up until now been studiously ignored by media and government alike.

Please do what you can to publicise this petition and why it is important for your friends and families to support it. also, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any suggestions on how to maximise publicity. Please click on the link below and sign the petition.

Parliament Petition Link Here.


Sunderland winger Jack Diamond, 23, has been cleared of charges of raping and sexually assaulting a woman he met on a dating app. The Newcastle Crown Court heard that the pair had a casual sexual relationship, and on May 7, 2022, the woman visited Diamond’s home, claiming he attempted to force himself upon her. Diamond asserted that the encounter was consensual, stopping when she asked him to. His legal team argued that the woman developed feelings for him,
leading to false accusations when he didn’t want a more serious relationship.

The jury took less than an hour to deliver not guilty verdicts on both counts. Diamond, who was suspended by Sunderland since the charges in March 2023, expressed relief and looks forward to resuming his career. He acknowledged regret for his “attitude and immaturity towards the relationship.” Sunderland confirmed his return
to the club.

View BBC Article Here.

View Full Article Here.

PARITY January 2024.

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