State Sanctioned Abuse and the Enforced Removal of Children

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.

Parental Alienation Discredited as Unscientific ‘Nazi Theory’

Spain and Italy heard how judicial and social work interpretation of legislation were clouded by prejudices and stereotypes. This poor understanding has led to an explosion in the use of misogynistic narratives like parental alienation; otherwise known as ‘malevolent mother syndrome’ or ‘implacable hostility’ in custody disputes, with chilling outcomes for children.

Mariella Frostrup: victim-blaming does a disservice to survivors

I was deeply saddened, if not horrified, to read the unsound advice given by esteemed journalist, Mariella Frostrup, to a victim of coercive control in the Observer (6 September 2020). The victim had written to the publication about her desperate circumstances. She had split with her husband when their son was just three. Despite yearsContinue reading “Mariella Frostrup: victim-blaming does a disservice to survivors”

Injustice has Side Effects

Suzanne (not her real name) left her husband due to Domestic Abuse. She engaged with services who helped her move with the children to a place of safety. The children settled well at school and things were starting to look up. The Family Court papers arrived, but she managed to get some legal aid andContinue reading “Injustice has Side Effects”