Why we do it
In every article set out within The Universal Declaration of Human Rights we have found that the acts of law, policies and strategies which govern societies do not support men and boys in the same way as they do women. We know there a gender bias against men and we believe that society needs to know how this effects men, boys and their families.
We do this because programmed into every cell of our bodies, in all our hopes and aspirations for ourselves, the families we love, our friends, colleagues, the strangers we walk past in the street and for every country that sits on this planet we believe in;
Article 2 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, because it tells us;
“Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.”
We have an abhorrent dislike for anything that pulls humanity away from these basic but poetic values and after five years of research and evaluation we have no choice but to commit to campaigning for the recentralization of equality.
We know that when you see the truth, when you see the reality, you will also say, don’t stop and we will help.
What we know through our work over the last five years is that supporting women and girls should never mean excluding men and boys, why would anyone ever want it to be? But because that has now happened men and boys no longer have a fair place in the world to thrive.
Purely because of their gender, our men and boys are fundamentally excluded through a global narrative that is seeing them stripped of their rights to be part of Article 2.
What the campaign will show you is that the behaviours and narrative of our governance, policies, societal strategies exclude men and boys, that the justifications for doing that have no foundation in fact and evidence.
Our governments are meant to protect and care for all, they have a legal requirement to ensure that men, women and children’s needs are researched, evaluated and provided for.
Some of the issues we have noted:
Over the last five years every piece of legislation and funding strategy we have looked at in over 15 countries has focused women and girls needs while ignoring men.
The narrative within all were written in the female context, in all cases women and girls held priority while men and boys were dismissed or excluded.
That when men or boys were included they were referenced in the negative context, in no cases were they referenced in areas of need in a positive context.
That when we have evaluated the needs within each act of law, policy or strategy, that the statistical evidence that is meant to aid leaders in making sure they care for all of us, tells us that there has ‘NEVER IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES’, been any justification for men and boys to be excluded or dismissed from receiving the same support as women and girls.
Men suffer abuse, forced marriage, slavery, domestic violence, they need, clean water, education, to have respect, the right to be safe, the right to educate.
The last five years has shown us that we live in a world society that is fundamentally based on illusions and that facts, evidence, statistics, women and men are telling us to not stop what we are doing so the scales of equality can be brought into balance.
We know that without balance in what we hope for each other, without balance in how we provide for each other, we will never have societies that assist both genders to thrive and feel valued.
This is not acceptable and we as women will not sit down, we cannot ask for equality without standing beside our men and boys and asking the same, for them.