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September 9th, 2017

Abused husband rigged camera to film wife BEATING him because he feared police wouldn’t believe he was a battered husband

An abused dad set up a spy camera in his own home to film his drunken wife beating him up because he feared police would never believe he was a battered husband. Neil Tweedy, 45, had secretly endured over a decade of physical abuse at the hands of his school teacher spouse Helen. The assaults […]

August 26th, 2017

Fathers4Justice call on Mothercare to review brand name

Fathers4Justice have written to Mothercare CEO Mark Newton-Jones calling on the store to review the use of its brand name and to consider replacing it with “Parentcare”, “Babycare” or similar. Mothercare have not responded to the letter dated 9th August, or a separate letter calling on the store to withdraw the “My K” brand by […]

September 19th, 2016

Tory MP Eric Pickles brands Fathers4Justice “the most pointless organisation in the entire world”

Tory MP Eric Pickles has told a Fathers4Justice supporter he was getting on his nerves and didn’t support equal rights for dads, before branding the campaign group “the most pointless organisation in the entire world”. Father-of-one, Adam Lowe, from Brentwood went to see his MP to ask him for help to see his young son, […]

September 12th, 2016

The London Economic: The Shocking Cost of Fatherlessness in the UK

By Matt O’Connor, Founder, Fathers4Justice While the debate around the fatherless society is normally framed by emotional and legal arguments, few have considered the seismic impact this has on our economy. The devastating cancer of family breakdown and fatherlessness isn’t just laying waste to families, it also comes at a punitive human and economic cost […]

August 30th, 2016

Irish Daily Star: Rose protestor Matt O’Connor did us all a favour

Sometimes people do us a good turn and we don’t even recognise it. Matt O’Connor presented us with an issue for consideration which for far too long has been brushed well and truly under the nation’s dirty carpet. He reminded us how we’ve consistently and deliberately abused the rights of natural fathers. And the simple […]

August 25th, 2016

Fathers4Justice storm the Rose of Tralee

Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Connor invokes the spirit of Father Ted as he storms the stage of the Rose of Tralee beauty pageant in Ireland. Full story and press coverage below. The Irish Examiner – Matt O’Connor: Why Fathers4Justice stormed the stage at the Rose of Tralee http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/matt-oconnor-why-fathers4justice-stormed-the-stage-at-the-rose-of-tralee-417534.html   The inequality and lack of rights facing fathers […]

July 20th, 2016

UKIP Leadership hopeful promotes Shared Parenting & Family Law reform 

Bill Etheridge, UKIP MEP for the West Midlands, has launched a radical proposal for shaking up Family Law by advocating shared parenting as a default setting in the event of parental break-up. The blueprint is designed to give all parents a right in law to have a meaningful parenting relationship with their children. Nearly one […]

June 18th, 2016

Simon Danczuk MP backs Fathers4Justice

Simon Danczuk, the MP for Rochdale and his ex wife Karen, today announced their backing for the Fathers4Justice campaign. The announcement comes after Mr Danczuk met F4J founder Matt O’Connor in Parliament to discuss the issues of fatherlessness and shared parenting. Said Matt O’Connor, “We have a productive chat about the issues and it’s great that […]

May 18th, 2016

The demonisation of dads is killing kids

When will we learn. Yesterday, another mum was sent to prison for stabbing her children to death. That isn’t to say fathers don’t commit equally heinous crimes, because they do. But what is desperately frustrating and tragic, is that we keep putting children at risk because of our obsession with demonising dads when they are statistically the […]

May 7th, 2016

The ‘agony’ of being a 50/50 mother? Oh please. It’s called equality – and fathers deserve their share just as much as women

Stand By Your Manhood author Peter Lloyd hits back at mums upset with 50/50 access. ‘The idea of equality seems to have come as a shock to some mothers,’ says Matt O’Connor, who founded Fathers4Justice in 2001 and, 15 years on, is still battling to get equal parenting for both parents enshrined in law. Just […]

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