Hearts of Oak contributor Matt O’Connor

Matt O’Connor

Matt is a political activist, author and founder of Fathers 4 Justice which he set up in 2001 after he was denied access to his two boys following a difficult divorce. On 17th December 2002, Fathers4Justice staged their first direct action demonstration when 200 Father Christmases stormed the lobby of the Lord Chancellor’s Department.

In 2003, protests quickly attracted widespread media attention and over the next few years a national public debate about the rights of fathers happened in workplaces all over the country as stunt upon stunt filled the national press. Who can forget the Superhero campaign with Batman and Robin scaling Buckingham Palace. Matt has now hung up his costumes and focuses his efforts on lobbying politicians and helping fathers who are going through the divorce courts to maintain access to their kids.

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