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MESA considers legal action to protect men’s rights

One of Barbados’ leading men’s advocates is planning to go to the courts to test what he says is unfair practices that end up hurting men.

President of the Men’s Education Support Association (MESA), Ralph Boyce says there are declining or non-existent men’s rights in domestic affairs and potential cases of human rights violations by the State against men in prison.

He says it’s time for his organization to move from just lobbying to taking legal action to have these issues dealt with.

“Increasingly men come to me and ask what can we do, what can we do to help us, and I say we lobbying out there. But that is not enough,” he said, “another level MESA has to move to is to find itself in a position to offer legal assistance”.

Boyce identified the Maintenance Act as among legislation that disadvantages men.

He said men are treated harshly when they go to court to deal with paying child support while women who refuse to let men see the same children they’re providing money for, are not penalized.


6 Responses to MESA considers legal action to protect men’s rights

  1. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner November 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    So true MESA.

  2. David E Hall
    David E Hall November 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    As long as the action is justifiable please do so.

  3. Martin Jackman
    Martin Jackman November 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    To me we waste too much time in Bim talking……Action specks louder than words

  4. Prince Nick
    Prince Nick November 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm
  5. K Tremaine Gilkes
    K Tremaine Gilkes November 20, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Its about time.

  6. Carol Marshall
    Carol Marshall November 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    The fact that you would not even say a word about the last couple of domestic abuse cases and deaths of said men by their own hands, says to me you do not care about men and helping them to heal whatever it is they are feeling, instead you have done exactly what has brought us to this place…ignore it and hope it goes away, talk about something else why don’t we….hmmmm…great support group and i use the term ‘support’ loosely.


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