NAWL continues advocating against parental alienation accusations against victims of family violence

26 March 2024
March 26, 2024

“Parental alienation” is a concept used in parenting time disputes to criticize one parent, often the mother, when the other parent, often the father, does not have a relationship with the child.

NAWL is leading a campaign, endorsed by 250 feminist organizations across the country, to ban the use of this harmful concept.

Read our article on LAW 360 to find out more about the issue:

Quote: “The invention of ‘parental alienation’ has caused tremendous harm to mothers and children. Because this theory offers no reliable way to distinguish the ‘alienated’ child from the one who legitimately rejects a violent parent, and because the proposed remedies cause more harm than the situation they aim to rectify, lawyers and judges must stop relying on this paradigm.

about NAWL
The National Association of Women and the Law is a not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of women through legal education, research and law reform advocacy.
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