Our 3 postulates

Our 3 Postulates

FAD – Fathers Against Discrimination asbl ”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

Presented by FAD - Fathers Against Discrimination asbl in 2019

“Creation of the 1st Luxembourg based Structure with  Services and Shelter dedicated to Men, Boys & Fathers with Children, Victims of Domestic Physical Violence and Emotional Abuse”.

Creation of the 1st Luxembourg based Structure with Services and Shelter dedicated to Men, Boys & Fathers with Children, Victims of Domestic Physical Violence and Emotional Abuse and” seeking help, assistance and asylum.  A safe place where a man or a father with children can find shelter, receive help as well as legal and financial assistance equal to that available in Luxembourg to women and mothers. When necessary the shelter can also serve as a meeting place for fathers and children. More information on the matter can be found in our study presented to all members of the Luxembourg Parliament on 26 March 2021.

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.

Motion No.3122 – “Création de structures d’hébergement pour hommes et garçons victimes de violence domestique” was voted in the Luxembourg Parliament on 18 March 2021. More information HERE

Postulate No.2

Presented by FAD - Fathers Against Discrimination asbl in 2019

”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”.

Changes introduced in the legislation in April 2020 and voted on December 2020 uniting the former Committee for Children’s Rights under the umbrella of the Ombudsman for Children and Youth institution. The changes resulted in electing Charel SCHMIT for the position in question with 45 Chamber votes, replacing René SCHLECHTER at the end of 2020. More information HERE.

Postulate No.3

Presented by FAD - Fathers Against Discrimination asbl in 2019

”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” a mir kënnen e Virbild fir den Rescht vun Europa gin.

"We want to remain what we are” and we can set example for the rest of Europe.

Courage, Strength & Love

For Jeremi & Oliwier and All the Children finding courage, strength and love when dealing with separation and divorce of their parents.

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