Wednesday, February 24, 2010

PAS and DMS-5

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Weldon Assembles The Largest Ever Database of Women's Rights

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“Weldon, who was in New Delhi recently to talk on transforming politics for gender equality, contends that if the women's movement is robust, it may not need a strong presence of women in government to get gender equality policies. The fact (is) that India has been more active in addressing violence against women (VAW) than many developing countries, despite the proportion of women in government being very low compared to other developing states. "Rwanda has the largest proportion of elected women in the world now (50 per cent). Yet, they have not been able to protect women's rights. So, the governments most responsive in addressing VAW are not the ones with the most women in government: For example, Canada and the US had many fewer women in government than Norway, Sweden in the 1980s and 1990s and yet Canada and the US were among the most responsive countries," states Weldon”

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How do custody swaps get so contentious?

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Judge denies bail in stabbing death

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Women's rights in decline

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“The stinging report, which cites backward progress in everything from pay equity to child care, was prepared by an alliance of feminist and labour activists to counter the more flattering picture the federal Conservative government presented to the UN for the assessment.”

Too bad these two groups can’t work together for the common good.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

CEDAW, family law and women's equality

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The attached article contains the thoughts of Pamela Cross as they pertain to children, parents and family law. You can judge for yourself how biased is her position against the meaningful involvement of fathers in the lives of their children.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Missing Infant Found In Custody of Mother's (Elisa LaCroix ) Friend

"ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A judge sentenced an Anchorage woman to four years in prison Friday for faking her baby's kidnapping. Elisa Lacroix pleaded guilty to falsely reporting the abduction. Her attorney says Lacroix staged the kidnapping to keep her husband from taking custody of the child in a divorce. Troopers sent out an Amber Alert to finding the missing boy, but later found a friend was watching the toddler at Lacroix's request.



Ontario woman (Jane LaMarsh) charged with killing her grandkids

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Professor (Amy Bishop) charged in Alabama university shooting

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Parental Abduction Becomes Growing International Problem

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

B.C. and Ontario kids saved from further abuse as man faces sex and porn charges

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The Cancer of Divorce – Parental Alienation

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Misconceptions that are depriving children of their fathers

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“As Patrick Parkinson, a principal author of the reforms, has said, "In the past 30 years, we have sown the wind in the revolution in attitudes to sex, procreation and marriage. We are now reaping the whirlwind. The societal problems which this has caused are problems that no law can resolve." Family breakdown contributes to child abuse; shared care does not.”

Judge feels 'betrayed' by N.B. government

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Shared parenting law brings little change

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THE shared parenting law introduced by the Howard government has resulted in more children spending time with both parents after divorce, but the numbers who do so are minuscule and most children still spend the majority of time with their mothers.

Law Tackles Child Custody After Death of Divorced Parent

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Woodland teenager reunited with mom

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