James Williams’s report from the recent National Conference for Male Victims of Domestic Violence

James Williams is the estimable gentleman who runs Menmatters Radio https://www.youtube.com/user/Menmatters/videos. It was a pleasure meeting him at the recent National Conference for Male Victims of Domestic Violence. The event drew a capacity audience – 120 people – and the presentations were of a very high standard. Everyone agreed it had been a very successful event.

James interviewed a number of people at the conference – people who’d made presentations, and people in the audience. The result is a new video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YNkuc6n1KU, which is well worth watching. It’s a fairly lengthy piece, about 50 minutes, so I thought it might be useful to indicate who’s speaking at various points.

0:00 – 10:17: James Williams.

10:17 – 14.37: Mark Brooks, chairman of Mankind Initiative, the people who organised the event http://mankind.org.uk

14:37 – 18:50: Ian McNicoll, a most remarkable man, the survivor of appalling domestic violence, for which his ex-partner was jailed. We did our own piece on Ian http://j4mb.org.uk/2013/10/22/ian-mcnicoll-we-salute-you/

18:50 – 22:12: David Yarwood (Parity) http://parity-uk.org

22:12 – 24:49: Ann Yarwood (Ascent) http://ascentascot.org

24:49 – 36:00 Mike Buchanan (J4MB). With some embarrassment I note that I made exactly the same point about the feminisation of the NHS twice in this piece. A ‘senior moment’ but in my defence, it had been a very long and demanding day.

36:00 – 38:12: Tony Storr (Healing Men) http://healing-men.net http://healingmen.wordpress.com

38:12 – 40:22: Ian (Thames Valley Police).

40:22 – 41:50: Margaret Gardner (FASO – False Allegation Support Organisation) http://www.false-allegations.org.uk/

41:50 – 42:53: James Williams.

42:53 – 49:51: Extract of a Woman’s Hour programme, recorded on the morning of the Conference, with two academics, Nicola Graham-Kevan and Erica Bowen. They made a very strong contribution to the programme, although the presenter started off with a very silly remark. They also gave excellent presentations in the afternoon at the Conference.

49:51 – 50:36: James Williams.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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