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Landmark Win for Men’s Rights

Filed under: Gender Politics,General,Law & Courts — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 5:27 pm Sun 19th November 2017

Organizers of the Men’s Summit 2017 have reached a settlement after Mirimar Links Conference Centre cancelled the use of their venue in April at short notice on the grounds of feeling “uncomfortable” with men’s issues. The Human Rights Commission mediated the settlement and according to the Men’s Summit team this was the first time the Commission had supported a men’s group in applying the law to protect men and not only women from gender discrimination.

The settlement included an apology from Mirimar Links and several thousand dollars compensation. Men’s Summit organiser Kerry Bevin announced that these funds will help set up the Men’s Summit 2018. He said his team had accepted the apology and understood that it will take time for people to understand that gender discrimination laws apply to men and men’s groups and not only women.

Men’s rights advocate Bill Baldwin who was at the mediation said “This is a landmark win for men’s rights. It shows that denigration and discrimination contrary to the welfare of men and boys is unacceptable. Real gender equality requires respect for men’s rights which is NOT the norm at present.”

The men’s advocates believe other complaints to the Human Rights Commission are now likely and will help to counter femi-centric harm. Male denigration, father alienation and abuse of men’s rights drive high male suicide and families into violence and poverty, they claim.

Kerry Bevin asked “What about a Minister for Men in the new government, a Ministry for Men to balance policy and law? With many millions committed to women’s welfare there is an opportunity for New Zealand to lead the world again in gender equality with a commitment to the crucial issue of men’s welfare too.”

Men’s Summit 2018 will be held on Friday 6th April at Holiday Inn, Auckland Airport. The program will be announced in the new year.

Contact the Ministry of Men’s Affairs at 022 594 8093


  1. Congats MoMA. This is very good ground breaking news.

    Comment by triassic — Sun 19th November 2017 @ 10:23 pm

  2. Does the Human Rights Commission make any or all of its decisions available online so you can link to this decision or do you need to attach a PDF to this website so interested people can read this document?

    Comment by Downunder — Mon 20th November 2017 @ 12:10 pm

  3. WOW!!! This sounds fantastic. Very well done to all those concerned and the hard work done.
    I wonder how this news can be best shared and spread among our brothers and sisters??
    im gonna try and link it o my face book.

    Comment by never give up — Mon 20th November 2017 @ 9:36 pm

  4. fantastic and great news, perhaps the worm is turning…..

    Comment by hornet — Wed 22nd November 2017 @ 9:19 pm

  5. Approximately two and three quater years ago I started reading/following ‘Menz Issues’. I noted similar observations on gender inequality and unbalance in the family court. Recently and more frequently, men are standing up and demonstrating our strengths and copability.
    Sites like ‘Menz Issues’ are brilliant as I was able to identify with other members and learn from their trials and tribulations.

    The most admirable trait that us men share, is that we file affidavits laden with facts and we know that the allegations slung will wither away exposing the fraudsta whom initiated the litigation process.

    The truth prevails and the children learn that ‘ Dad always told the truth’.

    Thank you to Men whom have enabled me to not give-up, I am having Christmas with my 8&11 year old boys- first one in three years!!!!!


    Comment by CJ — Tue 5th December 2017 @ 11:52 pm

  6. You haven’t seen your children during a major part of their formative years – they change so quickly at that young age. I am sure you will be looking forward to Xmas, after 3 years.

    The fact you have endured such a long drawn out court case suggests that you will immediately face another problem. Reading about parental alienation and being prepared to deal with that may help.

    As many fathers have found, truth does not always prevail, and while lies may no longer be told, the insidious mind (or minds, depending on your situation) simply strives harder than when it hid behind the protection of a feminist court.

    Comment by Downunder — Wed 6th December 2017 @ 6:05 am

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