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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 […]

April 21st, 2016

George Galloway to address crisis of fatherlessness at public meeting

Respect London Mayoral Candidate George Galloway will raise the issues of gang crime and fatherlessness at a public meeting on Wednesday 27th April at the King Solomon Academy, NW1. The meeting – which includes Matt O’Connor from Fathers4Justice, ex EastEnders star Mo George and Irish writer John Waters – follows the death of Myron Isaac […]

August 28th, 2015

Fathers4Justice condemn Scottish ‘Hate Male’ Adverts

Fathers4Justice today condemned adverts by Children’s Hearings Scotland as discriminatory and anti-father and urged supporters to contact the organistion to ask them to withdraw the adverts with immediate effect. You can contact Children’s Hearings Scotland here: Website: http://www.chscotland.gov.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/CHScotland One poster shows a man in a kitchen about to beat his child. Another shows a man […]

August 26th, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn opposes equal rights for dads

Despite being presented as a radical candidate for the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn’s opposition to shared parenting is as depressing as it is predictable. Women only carriages trump 4 million fatherless kids every time. While other Labour MP’s like David Lammy, David Blunkett and Frank Field signed Early Day Motion 210 supporting shared parenting in […]

August 24th, 2015

The Telegraph: Institutional discrimination against dads must end, says Matt O’Connor of Fathers4Justice

A wave of outrage swept social media after a series of posters went up in London saying “Domestic violence: dads – have the strength to change”. The poster, put up across the Royal Borough of Greenwich, shows a boy crying as a woman tries to defend herself from a man angrily raising a hand to […]

July 20th, 2015

Fathers4Justice write to Steve Brine MP about the death of Haydn Burton

Dear Steve, I am writing to you concerning the recent death of a father’s rights campaigner, Haydn Burton, who was found hanged in HMP Winchester last week. I understand Mr Burton was your constituent and had sought your help with regard to contact issues with his children and allegations surrounding child abuse in Hampshire. Fathers4Justice […]

June 17th, 2015

Lorraine Kelly interviews Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Connor on ITV1 about helping dads this Father’s Day

Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Connor went on the Lorraine Kelly show on ITV1 this morning to explain why he has hung up his superhero costume to take his organisation in a different direction this weekend. You can watch his interview below, and here: http://www.itv.com/lorraine/hot-topics/fathers-4-justice-helping-dads-this-fathers-day Fathers4Justice will be setting up a phone line where Matt himself will […]

May 8th, 2015

An Election Message from Matt O’Connor: The Campaign for Shared Parenting Continues.

Without doubt, it has been a difficult night for campaigners who want to see urgent family law reform. We face profound challenges given there will be another Conservative led administration, which not only broke it’s 2010 election promises to F4J, but will continue to oppose equal rights for dads and support a punitive and discriminatory […]

January 21st, 2015

Sunday Express: Family separation sends dads to early grave shock figures reveal. Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Connor calls for full investigation. Unedited version. Edited version published 4/1/15

Exclusive By Caroline Wheeler, Political Editor THE heartbreak of family separation is sending absent parents to an early grave, shock new figures reveal. Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that parents who leave their children are almost three times more likely to die early than those who continue to live with their […]

January 11th, 2015

Sunday Express: Matt O’Connor on the struggles of non-resident fathers

MATT O’CONNOR, founder of Fathers4Justice, calls for Government action in the wake of an early-deaths scandal THE Sunday Express last week published alarming figures which showed that “non-resident” parents, almost exclusively fathers, are three times more likely to die early after separation. Since 2003, 8,515 non-resident parents have died compared to 3,090 resident parents. The death […]

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