Dads and Discrimination

    Posted by Clare Deane on March 17, 2016


    Recent research by Families Need Fathers – Both Parents Matter Cymru (FNF-BPM) has highlighted systemic sex discrimination throughout statutory services in Wales. The report surveyed fathers about their experiences in reporting and attempting to deal with domestic abuse. The research concludes; ‘The inescapable conclusion of the survey is that men face built in systemic sex discrimination from statutory […]

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    Modern Family

    Posted by Clare Deane on February 17, 2016


    Princess Diana once said ‘Family is the most important thing in the world’. Similarly, Michael J Fox observed that ‘Family is not an important thing, it’s everything’.  Strong messages that family should be priority number one.    Joining Family Matters Institute as its Chief Executive in January of this year I was struck by its […]

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    Children of Syria

    Posted by Clare Deane on January 18, 2016


    There have been fleeting moments of completely raw humanity which have really brought home the refugee crisis to the Western world. The photograph of the tiny body of drowned Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, washed up on the shores of Turkey, went viral in a day; it was followed with piercing videos of his father, the […]

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