Fathers’ rights activists block Ministry of Labour

A group of fathers’ rights activists blocked the entrance of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on Monday. The protesters are unhappy about having to pay child benefits when they have been denied custody of their children. They feel that the recent appointment of Lenka Pavlová as head of the Office for the International Legal Protection of Children will only worsen their situation, claiming that she is biased against fathers. Minister Nečas who made the appointment has refused to be pressurized on the matter. A ministry spokesperson said that Mr Nečas’s schedule had not been interrupted by the protests.

Author: Rosie Johnston