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Press Release – Confidare announces All India Conference on Men’s Issues and Welfare

Press Release – Confidare announces All India Conference on Men’s Issues and Welfare


Subject: Confidare announces All India Conference on Men’s Issues and Welfare

About Confidare Community Center:

Confidare India Men’s Rights Community Center, an initiative by Confidare Consultancy LLP is the first of its kind of concept in India. This center is an outcome of men’s rights movement in India. Confidare Community Center is established by some of the most prominent Men’s Rights Activists of India. These activists have spoken to and have made a difference to more than 12,000 abused men in the last couple of years. These activists have also worked to bring great sensitivity to the issue of marital problems facing men.

Confidare Community Center provides guidance and coaching to abused and victimized men with its offices in Bangalore, Nagpur and Delhi. These are the men who not only face bad and abusive marriages but many unfortunate ones also end up fighting cases of dowry/domestic-violence containing false and fabricated allegations. Experts at the centers provide moral and emotional support to these victimized men who have nowhere to go and face a lot of discrimination in the society and the legal system.

The Need of Confidare:

Often, men do not have any support system and when they are abused, society refrains from supporting such men. Even as innocent men and their family members are arrested without any trial or investigation, these victims of injustice have no idea of how to deal with the situation. They often give in to the abuse by either paying huge amounts of extortion money, popularly known as “settlement money” to their estranged wives or commit suicide.

As per figures available with Union Home Ministry, in the last 15 years (1995 – 2013), 9 million married men have committed suicides compared to 5 million married women. In the year 2013 64098 married men committed suicide compared to 29491 married women. And every year, the numbers of suicides by married men have been on the rise and in the overall suicides statistics; too, it’s the married men who are the toppers. These figures clearly indicate a serious undercurrent of abuse that men are undergoing silently in the absence of any dedicated support system.

Govt. of India has not allocated even a single rupee for the welfare of men in the last 67 years of Indian independence. Not even a single study has ever been conducted to know the problems faced by men, even as 82% of taxes are paid by men. In such a vacuum of support for men, Confidare Community Center and its likes are the need of the hour for men to seek a semblance of support in order to stabilize in an abusive domestic relationship.

Men’s Issues:

Currently, in the academic arena, no research is being carried out in order to study men and their problems. We have so many laws like Section 498A (dowry law), Domestic Violence Act, Maintenance laws like Section 125 CrPC, Section 24 Hindu Marriage Act, Section 376 (Rape law) which are loathed against men and which view men as the problem.

Even, as false cases filed under these sections targeting innocent men continue unabated, the moot question is, “If the society really thinks, men are the problem, then it must study men, and not women.”

Confidare invites students and professors from various colleges to conduct studies and surveys studying men and their problems. Confidare also feels that the corporate sector and MNCs must be sensitized about the issues and concerns of the male world, as these corporates and MNCs form an influential section of the society capable of precipitating change in the society.

Lawyers, police, judiciary, lawmakers, media and the common man need to be made aware of and be sensitized to a man’s problems. Currently, if a victimized man tries to share his troubles and pain, society makes fun of him. Such an attitude restrains men from opening up about their problems and they tend to bottle up. This bottling up is dangerous for the society as a cornered man is extremely dangerous and may get rebellious in nature as well.

Confidare does not accolade such a social situation for men and warrants to act as the change agent.

The Event:

Confidare is organizing an “All India Conference on Men’s Issues” comprising of its delegates, members, associates and friends. This event shall also be attended by Supreme Court and High Court lawyers.

People traveling from various parts of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur would also be attending the event. The event will be held at The Koramangala Club 6th Block Koramangala, Bangalore on the 12th and 13th of July 2014.

We invite media houses and their camerapersons to grace the event on the 12th July 2014 at 4:00 PM.