MIGHTY MEN OF VALOUR - MEN AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Mighty Men of Valour have launched three campaigns in three consecutive years.
Fathers For Life: 2008
Super Dads: 2009
Your Sperm-Your Responsibility 2010
All of these campaigns focus on positive impact that fathers can make to their child's life.
In May 2008, Mighty Men of Valour launched their "Fathers for Life" campaign at the House of Lords with Baroness Verma of Leicester.
When fathers are positively involved in their children lives from an early age:
it is reflected in their later educational attainment and social development;
children are less likely to be in trouble with the police;
it fosters development of good parent-child relationships in adolescence;
it can provide a good foundation for developing satisfactory relationships in adult life;
it protects the child against the feeling of rejection;
it develops a balanced sense of moral and families values;
it can help the child to positively see how their parents related to each other and to develop strategies of their own to deal with relationships in mature/adult life.
MMV are working very closely with the NSPCC and with other community groups. We would like you to support our campaign. All we would like to you say is:
YES- I am a Father for LIFE
In April 2009 launched their "Super Dad" project at the House of Commons with Rt. Hon. Malcolm Wicks MP Member of Parliament for Croydon North.
On Thursday 23rd April 2009 at the House of Parliament Mighty Men of Valour held their annual "Men, Faith and our Community" event.
We asked Ms Dawn Butler MP Member of Parliament for Brent who supported our launch last year to sponsor and host this event at the House of Parliament, entitled "A celebration of Fathers and Fatherhood" on St George's Day.
This event also launched our Super Dad's campaign which highlighted that every child would like to think of their father as a superhero and their protector.
If fathers are bad role models or when fathers are absent, most male figures can come in the form of predators that are not there to protect his children but to hurt them.
By celebrating fathers we are recognising the value that they have in their children's lives.
On Tuesday 7th December 2010, in an effort to encourage men to be more responsible about their sexual behaviour, MMV launched a radical new campaign called "Your Sperm - Your Responsibility" at the House of Commons and was supported by a number of MP's including, The Rt. Hon Malcolm Wick MP and Baroness Benjamin.
Your Sperm - Your Responsibility
e-petition - 100,000 signatures required, but only 20 received.
The campaign encourages all men, young and old, to think about the consequences of uncommitted sex and the effects this has on their sexual partner, whether or not she becomes pregnant, and the potential effects on a new conceived child.