NCFM asks the United Nations to end all forms of discrimination against men

January 17, 2012
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discriminationThrough the generous volunteer work of our Democratic Republic of Georgia Liaison Carl Augustsson, and after review and unanimous approval of our national board of directors, over 170 letters were sent under NCFM letterhead to all United Nations Delegations requesting sponsors for the “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Men” (below), which Carl also authored.

Thus far no country has agreed to sponsor out convention, though the Swedes were kind enough to tell us they declined; which, was certainly expected considering Sweden is thought to be the most feminized country on the planet.

The NCFM convention is modeled after United Nations Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women. The United States is the only civilized country holding out on signing the convention for women. For those of you who follow the current administration’s catering to the power feminist elite, the failure of the United States to sign the convention for women is remarkable.

Mr. Augustsson is fluent in several languages and he wrote the cover letters in the the appropriate language as able. Click here for a sample cover letter . The convention NCFM submitted follows:

Convention on the Elimination
of All Forms of Discrimination
against Men

 Reaffirming the goals set out in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women,

Re-noting that the Charter of the United Nations reaffirms faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women,

Re-noting that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms the principle of the inadmissibility of discrimination and proclaims that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights and that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, including distinction based on sex,

Noting that both men and women have faced sex discrimination throughout history, only in different ways,

Further noting that like women, men have also been the victims of harmful stereotypes,

Realizing that there will never be equality between men and women unless equality for men is also established,

Emphasizing that discrimination against men persists,

Further emphasizing that discrimination against men is just as wrong as discrimination against women,

Understanding that societies need both men and women and that men and women need each other,

Further understanding that most men are honest, decent citizens and are not criminals, rapists, pedophiles, or violent in general,

Underscoring that consenting sexuality between adults is a normal and healthy part of human existence that is to be celebrated and that attacking it is counter-productive to bringing about equality between men and women,

Determined to bring about equality for men as well as women and, in doing so, create a better world for everyone,

Have agreed on the following:

 

 

                                                                 Part I

 

Article 1

  1. States Parties which recognize the 8th of March as International Women’s Day are requested to recognize the 19th of November as International Men’s Day.
  2. States Parties which recognize an official Mothers’ Day are requested to either recognize a Fathers’ Day or to convert Mothers’ Day into Parents’ Day.
  3. The existence of a Veterans’ Day, though laudable, shall not be considered as an equivalent to a Men’s Day.

 

Article 2

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against men with regards to military service obligations and ensuring that all military service obligations apply equally to women as well as men, in particular:

(a)  Either repealing or rewriting to equally include women all military service laws which apply exclusively to men or even mainly to men, including laws whose implementation have been officially suspended;

(b)  Either repealing or rewriting to equally including women all constitutional references to conscription which apply exclusively to men or even mostly to men, including such references which are not currently being enforced by law;

(c)  Either repealing or expanding to equally include women any registration obligations regarding a potential future draft should such registration requirements apply exclusively or even mainly to men;

(d)  Officially pardoning all men who failed to perform military service obligations, including registration failures, if such obligations applied at the time exclusively or even mainly to men;

(e)  Passing legislation making it illegal to discriminate against men who failed to perform military service obligations (including registration obligations) which applied exclusively or even mainly to men in all areas, including but not limited to employment (both public and private sector), holding elected office, receiving grants and other scholarships, and receiving any other form of public assistance and/or benefits.

 

Article 3 

  1. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that the lives of men are considered equally as valuable as the lives of women.
  2. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that men have just as much right to be evacuated from war zones as women have (an exception can be made in cases of pregnant women and nursing mothers).
  3. While reserving priority space on lifeboats for children over adults would still be permissible, men must be given equal priority as women with regards to being evacuated from ships (an exception can be made in cases of pregnant women and nursing mothers).
  4. Men shall be evacuated from all other dangerous situations with equal priority as women (an exception can be made in cases of pregnant women and nursing mothers).

 

Article 4

  1. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that men’s health is given equal priority to women’s health, including in such areas as state funding for medical research.  An exception can be made in instances in which a State Party wishes to spend more research money on behalf of the sex with a lower life expectancy.
  2. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that all social welfare services treat men equally with women and are just as available to men as they are to women.

 

Article 5

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that blood feuds, especially those which apply to all male members of the family or any other group rather than merely towards the alleged culprit of the perceived injustice, be fully eradicated by fully prosecuting all of those responsible for perpetrating blood feuds.

 

Article 6 

  1. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that the genital integrity of minor boys is respected equally to that of minor girls and that no form of genital cutting should occur on anyone, male or female, under the age of 18, or on any adult without the complete and total consent of that adult absent pressure from others.
  2. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that any painful rite of passage ceremonies, especially those involving the cutting of the body, be eliminated.

                                                

                                                                Part II

 

Article 7

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that men and women are charged the same rates of taxation, as there is no justification whatsoever for charging one sex more taxes than the other.

 

Article 8

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that all age requirements, in both the public and private spheres, apply equally to men as well as women, including but not limited to retirement ages, minimum ages for withdrawing from pension funds, minimum ages for collecting state benefits for the elderly, minimum ages for marriage, and minimum ages for entrance into business establishments.

Article 9

  1. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that immigration policies apply equally to women as well as to men.
  2. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that all visa policies apply equally to women as well as to men in all respects, including visa application forms.
  3. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that fathers have the same rights of conferring citizenship on their children as mothers have.

 

                                                                Part III

 

Article 10

  1. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that society never loses sight of due process and that the rights of the accused, no matter how horrendous the accusations, are respected in all manners, including for such crimes as rape, pedophilia, and domestic violence.
  2. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that perpetrators of false accusations of all crimes, including rape, pedophilia, and domestic violence, are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

 

Article 11

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that male victims of domestic violence are acknowledged by the state in that:

(a)    All the same resources available to female victims of domestic violence be equally available to male victims;

(b)   The perpetrators of domestic violence against men, be they male or female, be prosecuted just as vigorously as the perpetrators of domestic violence against women are prosecuted.

Article 12 

  1. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that the law is enforced equally towards both female perpetrators as well as towards male perpetrators and that male perpetrators are not treated any more harshly than female perpetrators.
  2. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that incarcerated men receive the same privileges granted to incarcerated women, included visitation rights with regards to the prisoners’ children.

 

  Article 13

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that policies, in both the public and private spheres (including but not limited to seating polices on airplanes), are neither written nor enforced in a manner that views all men as potential batters, pedophiles, or rapists.

 

Article 14

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that pedophilia laws designed to protect minors are not used to prosecute them, in particular:

(a)    For taking and sending lewd pictures of themselves;

(b)   For  engaging in sexual acts with each other provided that both minors are close enough in age to each other.

 

Article 15

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that sex offender registries only include the names of perpetrators, both male and female, who are genuine threats to the community for such crimes as rape and pedophilia, and exclude the names of those convicted of crimes that are not a genuine threat to the safety of the community.

 

Article 16 

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against men regarding safety policies, including in particular but not limited to:

(a)    Taxis shall not offer any discounts to women;

(b)   Subways and trains shall not have women only sections;

(c)    Institutions shall not be permitted to offer transportation to women only;

(d)   Women shall not have the right to carry any weapons or any other forms of protection if men are not also permitted to carry such weapons.

(e)    Parking spaces shall not be reserved for women only (an exception can be made in cases of pregnant women).

 

                                                                Part IV

 

Article 17

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate all stereotypes and one-sided expectations regarding courtship and dating.

 

Article 18

  1. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that sexual harassment policies do not create an even more hostile environment, and that openness with sexuality is goal that society should have and that that should not be seen as an example of sexual harassment.
  2. The label of sexual harassment is to be reserved exclusively for truly egregious behavior in which the perpetrator intended to create an uncomfortable atmosphere and was fully aware that his or her actions were doing so.
  3. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against men, both in the public and private sphere, regarding mandatory sexual harassment training seminars which are only required of men, as such a requirement constitutes discrimination against men.
  4. Establishments, both public and private, which wish to eliminate their sexual harassment polices altogether shall not be discouraged from doing so.

 

Article 19

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that sex workers are treated with the full dignity and respect which they deserve, including

(a)    A complete legalization and regulation of the sex trade amongst adults;

(b)   Recognizing that consenting adults are entitled to engage in acts of sexuality with each other, even if consent was only granted for the want of money;

(c)    Ensuring that the sex trade does not lead to human trafficking.

 

Article 20

  1. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure the sanctity of marriage and that no policies be adopted to either discourage marriage or encourage divorce.
  2. The existence of alimony payments is to be discouraged and kept to an absolute minimum.

 

Article 21

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to recognize the important role that fathers play in the upbringing of children, and that no policies are adopted which discourage fatherhood.

 

Article 22

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against divorced men and non-custodial fathers, in particular:

(a)    Claims made by fathers to child custody must be fully respected;

(b)   Visitations granted to non-custodial fathers must be fully respected and mothers who disregard them must be held accountable and should perhaps have their custody revoked;

(c)    Child support payments are to be for the exclusive benefit of the children in question and not the custodial parent

(d)   Child support payments must never be set at unreasonable levels and adjustments must be made for fathers who lose their jobs or who have taken a pay cut;

(e)    Single fathers, including minors, should not be required to complete any parenting courses prior to gaining custody if the mother has no such requirement.

(f)    A man who have been found not to be the father of a child shall be allowed to terminate all custodial obligations, including financial ones, if he so chooses.

 

                                                                Part V

 

Article 23

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against men with regards to education, in particular, the awarding of scholarships or other grants for study.

 

Article 24

  1. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that any affirmative action programs, both in the public and private spheres and in both education and employment, be ended as soon as they are no longer needed.
  2. States Parties which have minimum quotas for women in any given field, both public and private, must have the same minimum quotas in place for men.
  3. States Parties which do not wish to bring about equality through affirmative action shall not be required to do so.

 

     Article 25

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that men are freely permitted to hold jobs that have traditionally been viewed as female, and that such men are fully accepted by society.

 

Article 26

  1. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate any harmful stereotypes against men who are stay-at-home-fathers and househusbands.
  2. States Parties shall recognize that within the family, it is the children who are of paramount importance and that it is better for children to have one parent, either the father or mother, at home rather than being in a daycare center.
  3. State Parties shall encourage employers to offer fathers more flexibility with regards to working hours and leave of absences from work
  4. State Parties shall encourage employers to be equally accepting of fathers who leave the workforce for a number of years as they are of such mothers.

 

Article 27 

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against men by prohibiting business establishments from refusing to serve men, such establishments include but are not limited to hotels, restaurants, gymnasiums, and taxis.

 

Article 28

States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against men with regards to the prices charged by business establishments in that men must always, including even in cases of special promotions, be charged the same prices as women in all sectors of the economy, including but not limited to, insurance, food and drink, admission fees, and airplane tickets.

 

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