Tuesday, 14 December 2004, 9:56 am
Press Release: Men’s Coalition
Redressing The Balance: The Men’s Manifesto
The social landscape of New Zealand will be need to be changed dramatically if men are to have a “fair go” in New Zealand society, according to James Nicolle, Coordinator of the Men’s Coalition.
Mr. Nicolle was commenting on the release today of the Executive Summary of the MENZTABLE REPORT; a manifesto for men’s rights.
“Men in New Zealand are increasingly marginalised and persecuted by powerful trends in the socio-political agenda”, he said.
”Men have reached this conclusion because of the raw deal we are getting in the Family Court, the Child Support system, social development, health and education.”
“Our political and social systems have progressively devalued the place of men in New Zealand today.”
“It is time for Men to reassert what is valuable to us and reclaim our right to be men,” he said.
The MENZTABLE REPORT has come from a meeting of representatives of men’s organisations held at Taupo in July.
The product of this meeting, the Men’s Coalition of New Zealand, is coordinating the preparation and release of the Report.
Mr. Nicolle said the body of the Report would be released in sections during 2005 to highlight men’s concerns throughout the election year.
“We see this as a seminal document which provides the vision and agenda of real men seeking to redress the balance and even out the scales.” Concluded Nicolle.