Custody, violence against women and violence against children
Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences, Reem Alsalem
Summary: The present report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences, Reem Alsalem, is submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to resolution 50/7. The report addresses the link between custody cases, violence against women and violence against children, with a focus on the abuse of the term “parental alienation” and similar pseudo-concepts.
This report was presented at the UN General Assembly UN Human Rights Council Fifty-third session on June 23, 2023. #HRC53
9th Meeting - 53rd Regular Session of Human Rights Council
This report was presented at the UN General Assembly UN Human Rights Council Fifty-third session on Friday, June 23 at 4am ET (New York) #HRC53
We believe it is a child's human right to live free from abuse.
We believe it is a child’s human right to live free from abuse and that child safety, which is implicit in the law, must be made the top priority in practice, in all private custody decision-making. We work with similar national coalitions across the globe, all whom are contending with the same problems we see in the U.S.: Court’s resistance to taking risks and abuse to a child seriously in the context of child access decisions.
The Go-To Defense Tactic and Legal Weapon of Abusers in Family Court Since the 1980's
This article outlines why we must urgently disempower the “parental alienation” terminology (and similar concepts) designed as an abuser’s weapon to minimize child abuse and domestic violence claims in court and ensure that all those in power urgently refrain from perpetuating its intentionally destructive and traumatizing legacy — and the solutions to ensure that child safety is at the forefront of custody decisions.