As the two biggest network of organizations promoting and protecting the rights of women and children, we have observed with grave concern that the safety and wellbeing of women and children are increasingly compromised. The legitimization of “parental alienation” discourses deflect attention from the importance of assessing and reducing the risks of further abuse children and their mothers are exposed to in family violence cases. This is happening despite extensive evidence about the lack of scientific credibility of the concept of “parental alienation” and the harm the associated so-called ‘remedies’ cause to children.
In light of this evidence, outlined in detail in the Collective Memo, we fully support the recommendation to remove all references to “parental alienation” and related concepts in ICD-11.
(Statement from WAVE -Women Against Violence Europe – to World Health Organisation on inclusion of Parental Alienation in ICD-11)
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