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#thecourtsaid is the global campaign for survivor family justice. Abuse survivors are subjected to institutional discrimination and injustice all over the world. #thecourtsaid is committed to changing the way abuse is treated in the family court, so survivor families can look forward to safer futures. We give a particular focus on the often over-looked rights and needs of mothers and children.
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The next time you tell someone who’s going through abuse to stop contact with the person who is harming them or ask them to report it – know that those things could now be part of a criminal offence.
It’s difficult to forget the harrowing screams of children and mothers torn apart from each other. That the state can do this without just cause is a truth that needs to be widely known. The establishment deserves to feel a shockwave, because this film is a public wake-up call to a brutal reality.
It appears that by controlling Britney’s contact with her children, her father behaved like every other coercive controller out there who has access to children. Victims in family court know only too well this pattern, where an abuser will utilize any leverage they can, even if that happens to be their own children. “Anything that happened to me had to be approved by my dad”, Britney said. For mums in family court, they know that anything that happens to them has to be approved by their children’s father. They also know that the children are used as leverage to further the abuse.
Punished for Protecting
Survivor Families are met with hostility in the Family Court for raising safeguarding concerns surrounding Domestic Abuse.
Domestic Abuse is poorly understood, ignored or minimised in the Family Court with catastrophic outcomes for Survivor Families.
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