‘Welsh males need greater equality’
5:27am Tuesday 24th December 2013 in Gwent news
CAMPAIGNERS in Wales have called on the Welsh Government to do more to tackle the inequalities faced by men and boys in Wales.
According to the group Alliance Cymru, men and boys in Wales face shorter life expectancies, worse educational outcomes, greater risk of being excluded from school, homelessness and suicide.
Alliance Cymru have now sent every Assembly Member a new book called “Equality For Men” in the hope that it will inspire the politicians to take more action to address “men’s issues” in 2014.
Anne O’Regan, of Alliance Cymru, said: “The Welsh Government says it puts equality and inclusion at the heart of the work it does to help Wales to grow and flourish. If this is the case then we want to know what action we can expect to see next year to tackle the many inequalities that men and boys face?”
“If any Assembly Members are in any doubt that men and boys face serious inequality in a number of areas, then the book we’ve sent them about Equality For Men should set them straight.”
Alliance Cymru also expressed concern at various other factors they’d like the government to address, including father involvement, as one in four children in Wales have no relationship with their father; education, as more than 70% of children identified with Special Educational Needs are boys; suicide, health, unemployment and domestic violence.
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