BANGALORE: The All India Men’s Welfare Association, which is making its mark in Bangalore on Thursday, has raised some points to ponder: while a
few seek sympathy from society, others are more serious and beg debate.
The association, questioning the regulations of the National Commission for Women, alleged that it is essentially against men. They want the Centre to form a National Commission for Men and abolish the NCW. They also demand a ministry for men’s welfare, which will implement the commission’s recommendations on behalf of the government.
Demands include rationalisation of taxes and permission for single adult men to adopt children before the age of 30.
Prostrate cancer, which affects men, is a serious issue never attended to by the health ministry. “While there is so much being done for breast cancer in women, prostrate cancer has never been addressed,” added Vivek.
International Men’s Day has been chosen for the launch of the association at Bangalore, with centres at Delhi and Mumbai opening shorty. Centres have helplines to address problems of men in their respective states. They will urge the Centre to consider their demands.
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