Who should attend?
Those working in community safety, public health, social services, domestic abuse, the legal system (police, solicitors,
CPS, probation), adult and children safeguarding, health, housing associations, health service, victim support, anti-social
behaviour, men’s health and welfare, equality & diversity, voluntary/third sector, academics and researchers.
Extraordinarily, politicians are excluded from the list – the only group of people in a position to markedly increase the resources made available to male victims of domestic violence. I doubt any more resources will be available to abused men in 20 years’ time than are available today, given the longstanding reluctance on the part of organizations such as Mankind Initiative – and researchers too, for that matter – to do whatever the hell it takes to engage with politicians, and publicly shame them for their indifference to men’s suffering.
I’ve declined the invitation to attend the conference. I can’t justify spending J4MB funds on it.