Keynote speaker

ErinP1Erin Pizzey Domestic violence campaigner – ‘Intergenerational Family Violence v. The Big Lie.’

In 1971, Erin founded the very first battered women’s shelter in the world, in Chiswick, London. She had no idea what would be coming her way for her troubles, including death threats, bomb threats, and multiple incidents of stalking. In her book Prone to Violence (1982) she showed how misguided we are in dealing with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). She has been refuting lies about IPV for 40+ years, and runs WhiteRibbon.org.

Other speakers, in surname alphabetical order


Paul Apreda – Families Need Fathers (Both Parents Matter) Cymru – ‘The State’s War on Fathers’

Paul is the National Manager of the charity FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru. The charity provides practical and emotional support to parents with child contact problems in Wales, and undertakes research on issues impacting on men.

JanetJanet Bloomfield – ‘How Feminism Infantilizes Women’

Janet is a Canadian anti-feminist writer and blogger. She was one of the first female anti-feminist bloggers, using the pseudonym ‘JudgyBitch’. She was one of the original contributors to Women Against Feminism. She has explained why feminism is the major ideology standing in the way of legal equality between men and women.

160413 MB_RGB_0024Mike Buchanan Party leader, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them) – ‘The Political War on Men and Boys’

Mike is a British anti-feminist author and men’s human rights advocate. His latest book is Feminism: The Ugly Truth. He launched J4MB in 2013. It remains the only political party in the English-speaking world campaigning for the human rights of men and boys on many fronts. He also runs Campaign for Merit in Business.


Martin Daubney – ‘Pornography and the demonisation of young men’

Martin is an award-winning magazine Editor and newspaper journalist of 20 years’ experience. He also writes regular in-depth men’s issues features for The Sunday Times, and is a seasoned broadcaster for Sky News, ITV, BBC & Channel 5. In 2013 he presented Channel 4’s Porn On The Brain, which has since been aired in seven countries. From 2002-2010 he edited iconic lad’s mag loaded, until fatherhood dragged him into the real world.

160411 Philip Davies MPPhilip Davies MP – ‘The Justice Gender Gap’

Philip has been the Conservative MP for Shipley since 2005. He’s a highly regarded advocate for men’s rights, the only such MP in the House of Commons. Examples of his work include revealing the substantial gender differences in prison sentencing, in 2012 – video here. On International Men’s Day (2015) he introduced the first parliamentary debate on men’s issues – video here.


Paul Elam, Founder and publisher, A Voice for Men – ‘Gynocentrism: the Root of Feminism’

Paul is an American, and the most well-known men’s human rights advocate in the world. A former mental health professional, he launched A Voice for Men (AVfM) in 2009, and An Ear for Men in 2015. AVfM has long been the most-visited and most influential website in the world advocating for men’s human rights.

160503 Professor Martin EvisonMartin Evison Professor, Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science – ‘Ideology as a threat to due process and the presumption of innocence’

Martin is an expert in forensic human identification, and has contributed to a variety of criminal and humanitarian investigations. He has published research on the pattern of fatalities in forensic anthropology cases, whether due to homicide, suicide or other causes, and also researched and given evidence on facial image comparison from CCTV.

Untitled-3Janice Fiamengo Professor, Department of English, Ottawa University – ‘How Feminism is Destroying Higher Education’

Janice is a strident Canadian supporter of free speech, and an advocate for gender fairness. She is producing a series of anti-feminist videos called The Fiamengo File.

sage1Sage Gerard Collegiate Activism Director, AVfM Operations LLC – ‘How to Bring Men’s Rights to Campus’

Sage is an internationally-recognized advocate for men’s rights student organizations, and an authoritative contact for students trying to resist hostile universities. He founded Zen Men to counteract gender ideology in education systems.


Guttorm Grundt – ‘Discrimination of men and fathers in Norway, and MannsForum’s strategy and actions for gender equality in practice.’

Guttorm has been engaged in gender equality for men for 30 years, both as telephone support for distressed men, co-founder of Resource Centre for men (Reform), and now board member of the organisation Men’s Forum in Norway; mannforum.org. He is also a father and grandfather.

160214 Kathy GyngellKathy Gyngell – ‘Feminism and Family Dysfunction: A Disaster for Men, Women and Children.’

Kathy is co-editor of The Conservative Woman. She researched and wrote the Addictions reports for the Conservative Party’s Social Justice Policy Review publications Breakdown Britain (2006) and Breakthrough Britain (2007). She published further critiques of drug policy, The Phoney War on Drugs (2009) and Breaking the Habit (2011) with The Centre for Policy Studies where she has been a research fellow since 2007. She writes frequently for The Daily Mail and has written for The Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, The Times and the Evening Standard.

160513 Tim Hammond, March 2013Tim Hammond – ‘Exploring the Aftermath of Male Circumcision: Findings from the 2012 Global Survey of Infant Circumcision’

Tim is an American independent researcher and human rights advocate. He has conducted two surveys into the long-term adverse effects of infant circumcision (Male Genital Mutilation) on men’s health.

Anil_Pic11Anil Kumar – Save Indian Family Foundation – ‘Organizational Models that made the difference: Success stories in India’

Anil was the founder of India’s first ever men’s community centres, in New Delhi and Bangalore. He has testified twice in front of Parliamentary inquiries, seeking to protect innocent men and women from the impact of false allegations against men. His community centre website is www.confidareindia.com. SIFF’s NGO (charitable trust) website is www.saveindianfamily.org


Josh O’Brien – ‘Where are all the young MRAs?’

Josh is a 19-year-old British politics and sociology student, who has been making videos on Men’s Issues and Feminism for a number of years. He’s been featured on A Voice For Men, Inside-Man, Fabulous Magazine, J4MB and the BBC among others, and seeks to become an expert on men’s issues in years to come.

160411 Mark PearsonMark Pearson – ‘Facing my Waterloo’

Mark is an award-winning contemporary artist, trained at the Royal College of Art. He recently became the focus of an international news story, when he was falsely accused of sexually assaulting an actress when walking past her in Waterloo Station. He advocates an end to the institutional misandry in the Crown Prosecution Service.

PurtyHerbert Purdy – ‘Feminism: Their Angry Creed’

Herbert is a British author, commentator, and blogger on feminism and its effect on society. He stands implacably opposed to all it represents, and believes it is time people woke up to its danger.

karenKaren Straughan – ‘Toxic Femininity’

Karen (GirlWritesWhat) is a Canadian anti-feminist who has been writing and video blogging on gender issues since 2010. Her widely-admired videos have raised the consciousness about gender issues and feminism of huge numbers of people, and she has been described as the #1 Recruiting Sergeant for the Men’s Human Rights Movement.

L3 European News Director, AVFM Operations, LLC – ‘The Status of Men in Continental Europe: Ideology, Legislation, and Activism’

Lucian is a Romanian libertarian-conservative, polyglot, and staunch non-feminist. He runs the YouTube channel Freedom Alternative.


Thomas Walter – ‘Men’s Rights in Germany – Issues, Activities, Challenges’

Thomas is an executive committee member of MANNdat e.V., Germany. MANNdat is an independent, unaligned NGO founded by concerned men, which campaigns for the civil rights of boys and men, and exposes and helps overcome discriminations against them. It’s the leading political organisation in the German MHR landscape.

A number of well-known individuals will be attending the conference, but not giving speeches. They include: