J4MB is seeking volunteers – media monitors, researchers, policy champions

A recent review highlighted the need to build the capacity of J4MB, given the ambitious scale of our objectives. Since the party’s launch in February 2013 we’ve been reliant on some outstanding individuals to provide support, analysis, and advice. They’ve committed to working for us into the foreseeable future, and we now plan to supplement them with a team of volunteers, each volunteer working in one or more of the following roles:

Media monitors – we wish to systematically monitor media output on matters relating to men’s and boys’ human rights, to supplement supporters’ ad-hoc reporting of these matters.

Researchers – we wish to develop our knowledge databases in the 20 areas of interest to us. This will lead to an increase in the quality and quantity of our challenges of politicians, civil servants, and others, including FoI requests.

Policy champions – we wish to appoint policy champions for as many of our 20 areas as possible. They will be our ‘eyes and ears’ with respect to the areas, helping us challenge politicians, civil servants, and others, developing policies, and more. The areas are:

Foetal alcohol syndrome
Genital mutilation
Fatherlessness, restoring strong families
Access to children after family breakdowns
Domestic violence
Sexual abuse
Armed Forces veterans’ mental health issues
Criminal justice system
Paternity fraud
Anonymity for suspected sexual offenders
Political representation
State interference in director appointments
Expectation of retirement years

If you are able to commit time on a regular basis to any of these roles, please contact me mike@j4mb.org.uk. Thank you.

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