NPO in the media

March 26, 2017. Augusta Press, Augusta, Virginia, “Gender Equality: Work Still Left to do in Family Courts,” By Chris Nelson, National Parents Organization of Virginia

Since 1987, we have celebrated Women’s HistoryMonth in March. Described in Wikipedia, “Women‘s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.” Women have fought against traditional roles that society imposed upon them and fought for rights granted to men. As we honor women’s success in the march towards gender equality, it is important to highlight that areas of inequality remain in our society. Specifically, and perhaps shockingly to those not familiar with divorce and child custody, much remains to be done in reforming Virginia Family Courts, which sadly remain a bastion of outmoded and biased thinking. This leads to destructive outcomes not only for parents, but also, more devastatingly, for children.

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