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The Fathers Rights Movement

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Justice & Legal

Location

9201 Lily Lake RoadWasilla, AK 99623 United States

Website:

http://tfrm.org

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Everyday, fathers are losing their rights and contact with their children due to outdated biases that diminishes the role and influence of a father. We are here in support of fellow fathers and families that suffer from this injustice, to share your stories, to connect you with the proper resources to overcome your blocks, and to inspire our society to address the issues in our family court system that is hindering child development and damaging the family unit. We aim to collect valuable, helpful resources and tools that will further enable fathers to regain and retain their rights, as well as gather any available data and research that offers greater insight into the importance of fathers and the effect of father-absent homes. Our mission includes bringing the community of fathers together as a unified social force aimed at restoring society’s ideals of the father and strengthening the connection each father has to their children.

Description

The Fathers’ Rights Movement is a movement whose members are primarily interested in issues related to family law, including child custody and child support that affect fathers and their children. Most of its members are fathers who desire to share the parenting of their children equally with their children’s mother. The movement includes women as well as men, often the second wives of divorced fathers or other family members of men who have felt the gender discrimination that permeates from family law.
Though it has been described as a social movement, members of the movement believe their actions are better described as part of a civil rights movement. Objections to the characterizations of the movement as a social movement are related to the belief that discrimination against fathers moves beyond the social sciences and originates in government intervention into family life.

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