Our 3 postulates

Our 3 Postulates

FAD – Fathers Against Discrimination a.s.b.l. ”Both Parents for All Children™” has launched campaign since September / October 2019 with 3 postulates to be presented to the Luxembourg government:

Postulate No.1

“Creation of a shelter for men, boys and fathers with children, victims of domestic violence seeking help, assistance and asylum. If not possible to establish a brand-new facility, conversion of one of the 10 existing shelters currently available only to women, girls and mothers with children and creating the very 1st shelter for men, boys and fathers with children in Luxembourg.”

The Ministry of Equality between Women and Men indicates on its official website that there are shelters in Luxembourg for “women, girls, women with children and men”. This is simply not true. Following confirmation FAD has received from Luxembourg Red Cross (Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise) out of 10 shelters listed and currently available in Luxembourg not a single facility accepts men, boys or fathers with children.

In a highly international society often without any family members present in Luxembourg, men, boys and fathers with children in need of finding a safe place have nowhere to go.

Postulate No.2

”Creation of a government position of a Spokesperson for Children’s Rights to promote the development and protection of the rights of children in Luxembourg.”

Current solution in a form of ORK – Ombuds-Comité pour les droits de l’enfant does not meet new age, 2019 requirements and society expectations for an office that should be protecting Children’s Rights and looking after the well-being and best interest of the Luxembourg children.

Nowadays (2019) the Grand Duchy ranks 54 in the KidsRights Index and is failing in setting example to the European community assuring the below Rights and Conventions are not violated in Luxembourg courts.

  1. Article 3(3) of the Treaty on European Union established in 1992 to “combat social exclusion and discrimination, to promote social justice and protection, equality between women and men, solidarity between generations and protection of the rights of the child”.
  2. Article 24 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union introduced as part of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009 “to guarantee the protection of the rights of the child by the EU institutions and by EU countries when implementing EU law”.
  3. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child from 1989. The first universal instrument of a legally binding nature to address the rights of the child. There are currently 193 parties to the Convention including all 28 members of the EU. Although the Convention addresses the civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights of children there are continuous examples of violations of the children’s rights across all EU members states including Luxembourg.
  4. Article 8 of theEuropean Convention on Human Rights ratified by Luxembourg in 1953 providing a right to respect for one’s “private and family life, his home and his correspondence”.

Postulate No.3

”Creation of a Help Line for men, boys and fathers with children and forming an office of Legal Aid located in the Municipal Court of Luxembourg solely devoted to provide general pro-bono assistance on a weekly basis to parents regardless of gender seeking advice regarding human and parental rights during divorce, separation and children custody proceedings.

"Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn an mir kënnen e Beispill fir den Rescht vun Europa sinn." -

- "We want to remain what we are and we can be an example for the rest of Europe."

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