About Equi-law

A research and information service providing reliable evidence for promoting equality of opportunity and provision for boys and men in the UK


  • raising awareness of the specific disadvantages experienced by men and boys in areas such as educational achievement, life expectancy, suicide etc;
  • promoting activities to foster understanding of the disadvantages faced by men and boys
  • challenging discrimination in laws, their application and in public documents;  
  • conducting or commissioning research on gender parity issues and publishing the results to the public;
  • cultivating a sentiment in favour of parity opportunity and provision for the sexes;

Examples of specific disadvantages: 

  • Men’s health (including male cancers), shorter life expectancy, infertility and workplace deaths
  • The high male suicide rate
  • The lower achievement of boys and men at all stages of education including attainment and re-skilling
  • The challenges faced by the most marginalised men and boys in society (for instance, homeless men, boys in care and the high rate of male deaths in custody)
  • The challenges faced by men as parents, particularly new fathers, separated fathers and shared parenting
  • Fatherlessness of children
  • Male victims violence and survivors of sexual abuse, rape, sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based crime, stalking and slavery
  • The negative portrayal of men, boys and fathers in media


Mike Bell. Mike taught science in a UK secondary comprehensive school. From an interest in reliable evidence he ran training courses in evidence-based teaching and has recently published a teachers guide to the evidence.

Christopher Badley. Chris started his working life in the Royal Air Force , but has worked in the Third Sector for the past 30 years. He currently leads the overseas department of charity working in over thirty countries around the world.