Writing and Contributing Articles, News Items and Resources to MHRI

We welcome and encourage submissions from those who wish to help the Men’s Human Rights Movement Ireland group, and present these guidelines to help your chances of being published. There is an emphasis on quality and standards of evidence, as MHRI is an evidence-based organisation.

General Submission Standards.

  1. If a claim is made in relation to anything of consequence, a source must be cited, and the accuracy and validity of that source should be verified by you.
  2. Preferentially numerous sources should be cited where possible.
  3. When criticising a group, the media, or a particular piece of information, it is helpful but not neccessary to have at least one reliable counter source.
  4. Please keep in mind that while the MHRI is sympathetic, personal grievances likewise need some kind of support - unverifiable accusations cannot be published.
  5. A bibliography or a reference list, or embedding your references in links are both acceptable ways to provide your references.

Writing Standards

  1. A reasonable level of writing ability will help a lot when publishing decisions are made, most desktop publishing software comes with a spellchecker as standard at a minimum.
  2. Please keep an eye out for lenghty paragraphs, if these could be broken up into smaller more useable sections that would be very helpful.
  3. It would be preferable if articles could be kept under 1500 words, and ideally anywhere between 200 and 1000 words.

International Womens Day 2016

A special message for International Womens Day from MHRI.

Gender Quotas: Are they Necessary?

Brendan O'Grady asks whether or not gender quotas are fair or do they serve any purpose at all.

I made him remember my name

We're delighted to present a powerful poem about domestic violence against men, written by Shawnda Kettles.

UCC Needs to Improve its Statistics Courses

An in-depth look at reports of a plague of sexual assault that somehow managed to escape everyone's attention at UCC.

MRHI Talks Reproductive Rights for Men

Once again back with the mighty Niall Boylan on Classic Hits 4FM, we're talking with the public about mens reproductive rights.

Man Suffers Horrific Burns in Domestic Violence Assault

Ken Gregory, 65, from Peterborough, was left with first and second degree burns to 14 percent of his body, after his now ex-wife Teresa Gilbertson, 60, threw a jug of scalding hot water over the back of his head.

Submission to Cosc

MHRI has prepared and submitted a document to Cosc for their consideration as part of the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual, and Gender-based Violence.

Domestic Violence Against Irish Men

One of the last great taboo subjects in Irish society today is domestic violence against men. Here's an unsparing look at the realities all too many men face.

Lies in the Family Courts

One man tells the story of his treatment by the divorce courts and how close he came to ending it all. Sadly his experience is far from unique.

Objectification In Irish society

We cover recent events surrounding the Sun newspaper, why it seems to matter so much to some people, and whether or not feminists should be telling women how to dress.