Lisa Chamberlain (along with her partner Craig Sandiford) arrived late to the International Conference on Men’s Issues last year. I bumped into them in the corridor and Lisa explained that the reason they were late was that they had “been up all night, talking a dad down from the edge”. In their work with Families Need Fathers and, the group they founded, Equal Rights 4 Dads U.K.; Lisa and Craig devote incalculable time and a boundless amount of empathy to supporting fathers who are struggling to secure meaningful access to their kids and/or are struggling to survive without it. They direct men towards practical help and take on the roles of counsellors. I know that, that father they saved back in July was not the first, nor the last father whose suicide has been prevented due to the commitment of this amazing couple – and unfortunately there’ll be more again, due to our corrupt family justice system. This International Women’s Day, I want to celebrate Lisa. Tough, kind, funny, a great baker, fantastic mum – and in the trenches making the most critical difference to men’s lives.
Happy International Women’s Day, Lisa Chamberlain.
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