Activist: Men used as cash points

Too many men are being used for their money and denied access to their children, says founder of Fathers 4 Justice, Matt O’Connor.

He joined with local advocate Kammie Holder and urged more men who have been dealing with difficult custody arrangements to speak out.

“There is still a false narrative that this is a fair world and men have all the rights and benefits when it’s the opposite. In the United Kingdom, the outcomes are worse for men than they are for women.

“The benefits system supports single mothers but it doesn’t support fathers and a lot of dads around the world have been reduced to the status of cash points and sperm banks. They’re paying for children that you can’t see so I think we need to start a debate about this not just in the United Kingdom but the Caribbean as well,” O’Connor said.

The British activist who is currently on vacation in Barbados made those comments to the Daily Nation yesterday, urging political leaders to create more equality for fathers trying to contribute to their children’s lives. (TG)

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