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Links to other websites of interest

Abused Men's Area (US)

Useful resources for male victims of domestic violence and false accusations.

Amen Support Service for Male Victims of DV (Ireland)

AMEN is a voluntary group, founded by Mary Cleary in December 1997, which provides a confidential helpline, a support service and information for male victims of domestic abuse. Thousands of men and supportive members of their families have contacted the helpline since it was set up.

American Coalition for Fathers and Children (US)

America's Shared Parenting Organization. We, the members of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, hereby dedicate ourselves and our efforts to the creation of a family law system, legislative system, and public awareness which promotes equal rights for ALL parties affected by divorce, and the breakup of a family or establishment of paternity. Through our involvement and dedication, we can have a positive effect on the emotional and psychological well-being of children.

Armin Brott - "Mr Dad" (US)

Fatherhood... there's no question that dads are important. Kids with active fathers are happier and better adjusted than those without. Nevertheless, we're bombarded with images of neglectful, uninterested, deadbeat, and lazy dads. These images begin with the announcement of the pregnancy, through childbirth and into the childrearing process. The impression one gets is that fathers aren't nearly as important as mothers. The truth is that men and women make different -- but equally important -- contributions to their children's development. This website will give fathers the support, encouragement, and tools they need to be successful in their fatherhood role.

Australian Family Support Services Association

This website is being constructed & developed for all Australian Men. Our motto is "Fathers for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow". We want you to ask questions, research Information, to seek support and to use the services the various companies, associations & organisations have provided for men within your State or Territory. We at AFSSA support and are actively promoting the ideal of shared parenting arrangements amongst separated or divorced couples. We believe, equality and equity should be paramount for our children.

Australian Federation of MHWA

The Australian Federation of Men's Health & Wellbeing Associations Inc. Our associations are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of men and boys and to create a better world for all. Our site is currently under development. The QLD, NSW and SA sites are currently operational. Other states and territories to follow.

Battered Men - The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence (US)

Help and resources for male victims of domestic violence.

Centrelink

Centrelink is a government agency delivering a range of Commonwealth services to the Australian community. Their website can make it easier for you to explore your options, know what questions to ask, and find out more about how they can help you.

Certified Male

Certified Male is a journal of men's issues, published in Australia as a 40 page print magazine. Topics covered include men's stories, men's rights, masculism, men and feminism, the men's movement, men's groups, fathers and fathering, parenting, boy's education, men's health, domestic violence, gender, relationships, family law, divorce, child support and custody, sexuality, discrimination, sex roles, gender politics and many other issues examined from a male perspective.

Children, Youth and Family Services, SA

CYFS (also known as FAYS) provides support and assistance to the community, especially those people going through tough times. Provides emergency financial assistance and financial counselling. Supports families and protects children from abuse. Runs programs for troubled teenagers. Helps people in crisis.

Cope

Cope is an independent, non-profit, education and training centre. They have a broad-based community education program that offers a range of relationships, health and life skills courses. Their bookshop and library offers an excellent range of resources on topics including wellbeing, health, communication, work skills and human relations.

Dads in Distress

Dads in Distress is a dedicated support group of men whose immediate concern is to stem the present trend of male suicide due to the trauma of divorce or separation.

Dads on the Air

Dads On The Air is a successful community radio show based in Sydney, Australia and specifically targetted at fathers and those who care about them. It is an entertaining mix of news, public information, political commentary, wide ranging interviews and satire bound up with all the sounds of DJ Uncle Buck's remarkable music collection.

DNA Bioservices

DNA Bioservices offers a professional, efficient and reliable service for all genetic tests ranging from an individual determining the paternity of their child. Coupled with the standard paternity tests we will also offer Grand-Parentage testing, Twin Zygosity, Y-Chromosome, Ethnicity, DNA Preservation and a new line will be smart card technology.

Drug & Alcohol Services Council

DASC provides treatment and rehabilitation for people who have complex alcohol and other drug related problems requiring a sophisticated level of specialist intervention and clinical expertise. Services include telephone counselling, withdrawal management, a therapeutic community, pharmacotherapies, amphetamine treatment interventions, and statewide community-based counselling services.

Family Advantage

This organisation is setting up a new, private, child support scheme which includes discounts on groceries, petrol, electricity, etc. Visit their website now to register your interest.

Family of Men

Our aim is to stop the cycle of violence and abuse. The society is for men who want to remove themselves from a potentially explosive domestic situation with dignity. It provides a positive form of intervention and help before anyone is hurt and before children experience violence. We are working hard to educate all persons that family violence and abuse are non-gender issues and to elevate the cries of men to the same level of women and children. All victims are deserving of our support. We work to provide options for men who find themselves at risk of either hurting their partner or being hurt themselves.

Fathering Magazine

International magazine with articles on issues such as the Importance of Fathers, Single Fathers, the Joy of Fathering, Fathers and Daughters, Fathers and Sons, Custody and Divorce, Child Support, 2nd Wives 2nd Families, True Soap, Gender Wars, Fathering News, Live-Away Dads, Health, Book Reviews.

Fathers 4 Justice (UK)

Fathers 4 Justice (F4J) is a new civil rights movement campaigning for a child's right to see both parents and grandparents. The group comprises Fathers, Mothers, Grandparents, Teachers, Doctors, Company Directors, Policemen, Barristers – a complete cross section of society – all whom believe that Britain is needlessly creating a nation of children without parents and parents without children.

Fathers are Capable Too (Canada)

Fathers Are Capable Too is one of the largest non-custodial parents' and children's rights organizations in Canada dealing with custody and access. F.A.C.T. is an organization of both men and women working to support our children's right to have a relationship with both parents. We are a not-for-profit non-custodial parents' and fathers' support and advocacy group.

FTM Australia

FTM Australia (FTMA), is a voluntary peer support and information Australia-wide network, to provide information and support to the broad community of FTMs, Transmen and others affirming their male identity in Australia.

Glenn Sacks (US)

Glenn Sacks is a men's and fathers' issues columnist and a nationally-syndicated radio talk show host.

Healthy SA (Men)

Research shows that men are much more likely than women to ignore the signs of health problems. The topics in this area deal with health issues that men cannot afford to ignore—including health problems that affect men exclusively, conditions that are more common in men than women, and conditions (such as osteoporosis) which previously have been labelled as women's illnesses.

International Men's Network

The IMN is non-profit, nor political nor sexist. The principal purpose of the IMN is to help bring together various men's groups, local and national, into a global coalition. Our aims can be seen in the International Men's Manifesto but in brief we support family values, equal parenting, masculinity itself, and yes, MEN'S rights.

Jack Kammer (US)

Author of If Men Have All The Power, How Come Women Make The Rules, Jack Kammer asks "You keep hearing that 'It’s a man’s world' and 'women are oppressed,' but it sure doesn’t seem that way to you. Is 'something wrong with you'? Do you have 'an emotional problem'? Are you going crazy? Or is maybe something else going on, something you’re not supposed to think - and certainly not talk! - about? This book lays it out in plain language with vivid images and examples to help you see clearly what’s really going on between men and women. And why you’re right for thinking something is very, very wrong."

Kid Culture in the Schools - Creating Gender-Friendly Schools (US)

We offer three programs: Kid Culture in the Schools for educators, Raising Good Sons for parents, and How Boys Are Shortchanged in the Schools for high school students.

Legal Services Commission

Every person in South Australia is required to live under and obey the law. Every person is also entitled to use the law to protect her or his rights and interests. If some members of the community but not others have access to the protection of the law, then people are denied justice, and the law itself inevitably becomes unfair. The Legal Services Commission was established in 1977 to increase access to legal services for those people who cannot afford to pay for private legal representation.

Lone Fathers Association, South Australia

The South Australian Branch of The Lone Fathers Association was established during 1998 and early 1999 in order to meet an ever increasing need in the community for support for men, women and children during and subsequent to the time of marriage breakdown, divorce, child access, child support and other family law problems.

Lone Fathers Association, Australia

The Lone Fathers Association, a national Peak Body, is an educational and welfare organisation devoted to the interests
of lone fathers, their friends, relatives, grandparents, extended family, carers and children.

MACHS, Men Accessing Community and Health

The primary focus of this group is to work towards the improvement of men and boys' health and well being in the southern region of Adelaide, South Australia.

Manhood Online

Something's happening. More and more men are starting to look at themselves in different ways. The change is not overwhelming but it is happening. For some time now, women have been active in freeing themselves. It's time men did the same. We know of men all over the world who are discovering a masculinity that is protective and gentle, energetic and positive, open and self aware. A more exuberant and loving kind of man is emerging from old, uptight and distant models of the past. This Manhood lies in all men. And Manhood Online is dedicated to giving it a voice.

Men Engaging New Ways

The Men Engaging Neways facilitator's resource kit is a program of 21 sessions that creates the opportunity for men to come together and discuss various men's and boys health and well being issues that are effecting their lives today. Topics covered range from broader issues such as Definitions of Manhood and Riding the Storm to personal development type issues such as Emotions, Responsibilities, Expectations, Communication Filters and Intimacy.

MENDS, Strategies for Separated Men

MENDS is developer of the breakthrough program Strategies for Separated Men, a 12 week psycho-educational (practical adult-learning based upon proven psychological principles) program designed to address mens' acute needs in the traumatic period after a significant relationship has ended.

Men's Activism News Network (US)

A web site which tracks news and information about men's issues from around the world. Our particular focus is on promoting activism in support of men's rights and equality, and providing readers with the latest news stories is one way to inform and empower men's rights activists in their goals to create a more just and fair society.

The Men's Bibliography

A comprehensive bibliography of writing on men, masculinities and sexualities (11th edition).

The Men's Issues Page (US)

Our mission is to cover the several men's movements encyclopediacally. This opus, not updated since 1996, is still a treasure trove of information.

Mensline Australia

The mission of Men's Line Australia is to provide relevant and accessible telephone counselling, information and referral in order for men to enhance their relationship capacities and manage the challenges encountered when faced with disruptions to their family life or their primary relationships. It also provides support and information for women and family members who are concerned about the welfare of their partners, husbands or fathers.

Men's News Daily (US)

News and commentary on a range of issues of interest to men.

Men's Rights Agency

Looking for more time with your children, shared parenting, fair property settlements, reasonable child support payments, protection against domestic violence and equality in all areas of life?

MenWeb Men's Voices Magazine (US)

Covers men's issues such as Men and Anger; Men and Grief; Men, Spirit, Soul and Shadow; Men and their Fathers; Bringing Up Boys; Being a Father; Men's Health; Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse; Feminism: Too Far?; Men and Abortion; Men, Women and Relationships; Battered Husbands; Family Court: Fair?; Men, Love and Betrayal; Gang Youth, Art & Soul; Testicular Cancer and Circumcision.

National Coalition of Free Men (US)

The National Coalition of Free Men (NCFM) is a non-profit educational & civil rights organization that looks at the ways sex discrimination affects men and boys. NCFM publishes "Transitions: Journal of Men's Perspectives" six times a year and sponsors various activities according to the interests of its volunteers.

National Coalition of Free Men - Los Angeles (US)

The National Coalition of Free Men (NCFM) is a nationwide nonprofit organization that encourages the participation of the public in addressing issues of discrimination that specifically affect the male gender. Both men and women get discriminated against based on their gender, but anti-male discrimination is largely ignored by government, academia and the media. Men are routinely discriminated against in family court, criminal sentencing, the draft, prostate cancer and health funding, outreach and shelter services, auto insurance rates, media gender bashing, and more. NCFM, LA seeks to work with the the public in a nonpartisan manner that will objectively address male related issues.

National Congress for Fathers & Children (US)

Your Nationwide Advocate for Equal Parental Responsibility and Protector of the Father-Child Relationship. Part of the growing National Fathers' Rights Movement to achieve for Fathers in Child-Parenting the Rights and Equality which women are achieving in the workplace, and to hold women to the same financial support obligations as men.

New Zealand Equality Education Foundation - Peter Zohrab (NZ)

International resources on Men's Rights, Fathers' Rights, and Racial Equality. Topics covered: Men's Rights, Fathers' Rights, Grandparents' Rights, Men's Health, Male Education, False Accusations, Child Abuse by Females, Domestic Violence against Men, Gendercide, Parental Alienation, Choice for Men, Military Service and the Draft, Circumcision, Rape of Males, Custody, Parental Access to Children, Child Support, Abortion, Rape Laws, Elderly Men, Theory, Activism, Racial Equality, etc.

OzyDads

This small piece of the Cyber World is dedicated to addressing the Anti-Father bias in the Family Law arena and networking for support to make Father's Crisis facilities available.

Pathways to Manhood

Since 1995 Pathways' father and son camps nationally have been assisting the transition of boys 12-15 into balanced integrated men. Pathways supports strong father son relationships and men as role models, confidants, mentors, heroes and friends. Mother and Daughter Programs are available.

Prostate Cancer Support Sites

Lions Australia Prostate Cancer Website (incorporating Daw Park Repatriation General Hospital's Mr Phip Project)
Prostate Support Awareness (Adelaide)
Prostate Cancer Support, Onkaparinga Group
The Cancer Council, South Australia
Prostate Cancer Action Group (SA) Inc.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
YANANOW
Andrology Australia

Richard Hillman Foundation

The Object of the Foundation is to
1. provide support to families and individuals particularly in the areas of unmet need
2. educate and assist those in need of assistance in the community and the community in general so that they can participate fully in legal and administrative matters affecting them
3. initiate, promote and undertake research and education of existing laws, legal, administrative and political processes and work towards reform in those areas of particular relevance to those currently disadvantaged by the existing system
4. strive for equal access to the legal and administrative systems and to remove barriers and prejudices to that access
5. work in conjunction with other organisations to promote structural and legislative change
6. work towards elimination of all forms of discrimination suffered by those currently identified as being disadvantaged
7. work towards the goal of empowerment of those disadvantaged within the legal and administrative systems and within society
8. actively, where appropriate, engage in the political process; in the furtherance of the Foundation's aims
9. deal with such things incidental to; or conducive to the attainment of the above objects (or any one of them).

The Second Story

Child and youth health. The Second Story... a free, confidential health service for young people aged 12 to 25 years. Offers 24/7 health information, clinical services, counselling, health education and promotion, groups for young people, being a young parent, sexuality, aboriginal health and cultural diversity.

Shared Parenting Council of Australia

The Shared Parenting Council of Australia was incorporated in September 2002 as representative body for a range of Parent, Children, Church and Family Law Reform organisations who share the common purpose of prescribing in law, every child's fundamental human right to an equal opportunity and relationship with both their Mother and Father following parental separation or divorce.

Shared Parenting Information Group (UK)

The Shared Parenting Information Group (SPIG) was formed to encourage and promote the continuation of parenting after family breakdown. We believe that it is of vital importance that wherever possible both parents should continue to fulfil their responsibilities by retaining a strong positive parenting role in their children's lives, with the children actually spending substantial amounts of time living with each parent.

Shine SA

Sexual Health Information Networking and Education, South Australia. Offers clinical services, counselling, telephone information, community education, library and resource centre.

Stephen Baskerville - Articles (US)

Writings on the Divorce Regime, Family Court Corruption, and the Government’s War on Fatherhood by Stephen Baskerville, PhD. Stephen Baskerville holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and teaches political science at Howard University in Washington, DC. He is an advisor to the American Coalition for Fathers and Children and the Men’s Health Network and spokesman for Men, Fathers, and Children, International, a coalition of 12 fatherhood organizations from 9 countries. He also serves on the board of affiliates of Gendercide Watch, a human rights organization that monitors gender-selective atrocities.

Stop Abuse For Everyone (US)

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) is a human rights organization that provides services, publications, and training to serve those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services. These groups include straight men, gays and lesbians, teens, the elderly, and immigrants. The website includes brochures, information on trainings and presentations, direct services and a guide for those looking for help.

Stuart Birks' Gender Pages (NZ)

Stuart writes about gender economics issues (unpaid work, child support, custody, matrimonial property, etc.), family violence issues, men's and women's roles, and men's health.

Survivors Swindon

We have been providing support to adult male survivors of child sexual abuse and adult sexual assaults since 1991

UK Men's Movement (UK)

Covers men's rights issues such as Men's Health, Domestic Violence, Local Government - pools, libraries etc., Radio, Newspapers, Advertising, Family Issues, Education, National Government, Defence, Employment and Criminal Law.

Warren Farrell (US)

Dr. Warren Farrell is the author of many books, including Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say, Why Men Are The Way They Are and The Myth of Male Power. His most recent book is Father and Child Reunion (2001). His books are published in more than 50 countries, and in 10 languages. Dr. Farrell listens to both sexes: on the one hand, he has served on the boards of four national men's and fathers' organizations; and on the other, he is the only man in the US to ever have been elected three times to the Board of Directors of the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) in New York City. Dr. Farrell is also the only person selected to speak at former California Governor Wilson's Conference on Men as well as his Conference on Women.

XY Magazine

XY is a website focused on men, masculinities and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men's and women's lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change. Much of this information comes from a pro-feminist, rather than a men’s rights perspective.

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