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Thursday
Sep182014

Leading women support shared parenting

Leading Women for Shared Parenting (LW4SP) is an international organisation established one year ago  to dispel the widespread myth that it is only - or even mainly - disgruntled fathers with limited access to their children who promote equal shared parenting as the default model for separating parents. 

Members sign up to the following statement:

"Shared Parenting is an issue which knows no bounds.  It is neither the domain of conservatives or liberals, poor or wealthy, and pays  no attention to ethnicity or gender. The issue transcends all demographics.  Our  goals are shared, and should be supported, across all sectors of society.

Children benefit most from the active involvement of both parents regardless of their marital status.  The undersigned recognize  that absent issues of abuse, neglect or abandonment, government  policy and laws must be structured in such a way as to maximize the  opportunity of all parents to contribute to the social, emotional, intellectual,  physical, moral and spiritual development of their children."

Leading women who have signed up so far include academics, politicians, journalists and lawyers. North American names predominate so far, but founder of the UK domestic shelter movement Erin Pizzey is on the list alongside a number of other Europeans. 
Fathers Need Families Scotland will invite some leading Scottish women to sign up to the statement.

 

Reader Comments (1)

Thank you so much for your support.

Leading Women for Shared Parenting is an international child advocacy organization with but one cause: a rebuttable presumption of shared parenting in family law.

We have thousands of members and are led by over 75 Leading Women including practicing family law attorneys, psychologists, elected officials, prominent social scientists, and a world class group of domestic violence / domestic abuse practitioners.

We have a strong group of Leading Women in the US and Canada and are very proud of our growing European membership. We'll have additional announcements in the coming weeks. Should you wish to nominate someone to be a Leading Woman at LW4SP, please send us a message at info@lw4sp.com

Thanks again for your support. www.lw4sp.org

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