In Denmark 2.000 fathers has been asked about gender equality in year 2020. They
have been asked which forms of discrimination is most widespread related to children and fathers. As well as
which consequences it has had for the children, fathers, families, and the society.
than 80% have shared custody and most fathers live together with the mother or with
shared parenting time 50/50 or 60/40
than 70% of the fathers report that they often or sometimes experience
discrimination, and 90% of these report that it is gender discrimination
and non-residential parents, public information, public children cases and
children financing are, in this order, perceived to be the most sever discrimination
- It is
reported that parents, municipalities, and the Family Court Houses are
contributing to the gender discrimination
80% of the fathers report that they have been victims of psychological violence
and more than 50% of the fathers report that they have experience psychological
violence asking into the precise definition in the criminal law. This is a
significant and appalling number.
than 30% report that they have been victims of economical violence and approx. 29% of physical
violence. If the fathers file a
complaint, they risk losing all or part of the contact with their children and
harm the children even more, which is why these cases are often left
of the fathers have reported that their relationship with their children, their
children’s health, mental state has been affected, significantly or
of the fathers have reported that their trust to the authorities has been
is a clear pattern of unlawful gender discrimination and psychological violence
against children and fathers at the end of cohabitation, regardless of the form
of parenting time.
of the fathers have complained, but nothing is happening.
- Fathers clearly understand this it happens when it is too late. They simply do not
believe that gender discrimination is happening against children and fathers - or are being allowed to happen
by authorities in Denmark. However, that is very much the case.
Is gender equality not for everyone?
It is a human right for children to know and be cared
for by one's parents. It is a human right for everyone to experience respect
of family life. It is a human right to be protected against discrimination and
it is a human right to experience judicial proceedings of civil rights within
The respect of family life is the respect for children, mothers and fathers as
a hole. Let us call it respect for people and equal rights. The foundation of a
healthy future society.