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FAD - Fathers Against Discrimination a.s.b.l.

"Both Parents for All Children"

Our organization has been created to become a platform of dialog to promote gender equality of chance, to raise awareness of gender parental discrimination in Luxembourg Family Courts but most importantly to assure that children’s rights are respected in Luxembourg.

Our goal -

- Well-being of the children

Our goal is to bring attention to the outdated Luxembourg Family Law and violation of the natural rights of Luxembourg children during divorce and custody proceedings.

Despite the recent changes in the Luxembourg Civil Code introduced on 1 November 2018, described and presented to the public as “revolutionary”, Equal Shared Parenting – Alternating Residence (Résidence Alternée) is still not the default rule and rarely introduced by the Luxembourg Family Courts. The legislators and judges in most cases remain immune to the evidence provided by over four decades of empirical studies, scientific conclusions and consensus among internationally recognized psychologists confirming that Equal Shared Parenting – Alternating Residence (Résidence Alternée) is the most effective model bringing emotional stability to children during separation and after divorce of the parents.

Equal Shared Parenting – Alternating Residence (Résidence Alternée) can and should be introduced in Luxembourg as a default rule in the best interest of the children. The model may not resolve every issue parents deal with when separating but it protects the children by removing the possibility for either parent to use them as an instrument of blackmail. Behavior that in severe cases can lead leading in more severe cases to Parental Alienation (PA) and drastic emotional abuse of children.

Parental-gender equality -

- Equality at work & Equality at home

The society has gone through significant changes in the last decades. The roles of a mother and father are no longer defined as they were in the 1950’s. Yet, there are hundreds of children and parents in Luxembourg and thousands across Europe whose rights are violated every year. Children are being separated by Family Courts and told it is in their best interest not to have equal access to both mother and father.

The Luxembourg government must find courage to set example for other members of the European community and put a stop to gender-parental discrimination in the Luxembourg Family Courts.

Gender-equality of chance is equally important to women and men but equality at work can only be reached if there is equality at home. Our organization promotes gender equality of chance in all aspects of the Luxembourg society. We support the rights of fathers and mothers to equal parenthood and successful professional career. We address the importance of family values promoting the positive impact a full and healthy family has on the upbringing of children. We seek equal treatment of both parents during custody hearings in Luxembourg.

We ask for support and we reach out to all people of good will, especially to women of all ages, non-profit organizations, LGBTI, feminist groups, men, fathers and everyone who really cares for the well-being of the children.

We need support in urging the judges of the Luxembourg Family Courts to find courage to STOP introducing outdated doctrine and a template approach favoring one parent over the other without consideration for the children and START introducing Equal Shared Parenting – Alternating Residence (Résidence Alternée) as the default rule for all custody proceedings in Luxembourg.

Lët’z Make Equal Shared Parenting – ”Résidence Alternée” THE DEFAULT LAW in Luxembourg.

Council of Europe Resolution – CE Resolution 2079/15.

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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