For 27 years, the primary focus of Men’s Rights Agency has been to support the essential role fathers have in their children’s lives. As a result we find ourselves providing avenues for advice in family law, child contact after separation, child support, property settlements, paternity disputes, domestic violence, false allegations and criminal proceedings, but we are becoming increasingly concerned by the growing evidence of gender discrimination in the community as practiced by the police, judiciary and public service departments at all levels of government.
A growing online community through a private email list provides support and companionship. It is amazing how many fathers tell us “nobody is listening to me”, telling me to “just wait to see what the mother does” and “don’t upset her”. First, we and our network of professionals agree to listen, and then help you plan a strategy that does not involve taking a sit back, wait and see approach. It is crucial to establish clear boundaries and expectations that you will continue to be a fully involved in your children’s lives. It is your responsibility towards your children and your right to be able to be a parent to them, though not a great deal of recognition is given to father’s rights – we’re working on that one.