NCHR Celebrates International Family Day, 2019

NCHR Celebrates International Family Day,
May 15, 2019



2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the UN International Family Year and today is the International Family Day
The United Nations has declared May 15 as the International Family Day.
The UN has consecrated this special day, every year, to emphasize the importance of the Family to all societies - including our Nordic countries.

International Family Day is celebrated around the world in different ways.

This year's theme is "Families and climate action: Focus on SDG13".
NCHR therefore wishes to remind us all that the Family is the corner stone of society. Without well-functioning families, society becomes chaotic.
Our Nordic communities are living affirmations of this assertion.

In Sweden and our neighbouring Nordic countries, International Family Day is ignored with absolute possible silence.



The United Nations has consecrated May 15 as International Family Day and the world celebrates Family, the corner stone of society, on this day.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 12, guarantees everyone the following basic Human Rights:

 "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks."

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 23, confirms:

 "The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to the protection of society and the state".

Despite the fact that our Nordic so-called welfare states have signed and ratified the International Covenant, every day, officials subject families to various arbitrary interventions and abuses, which damage both present and future individuals, and ultimately damage our societies.

In recognition of the importance of the Family, the Nordic Committee for Human Rights - NCHR - For the Protection of Family Rights in the Nordic countries, wants to draw to the attention of the civilized world, that International Family Day is not being celebrated officially in Sweden.

International Family Day is about recognising the importance and value of families in our society. The family plays a crucial role in influencing our lives across many different areas - including our health and our well-being. Family is the corner stone of every society, however family is not allowed to play any prominent role in the so-called welfare states of Scandinavia. Children's rights to their grandparents and other family members and grandparents and other family members' rights to their child relatives are not recognized.

Many of the problems with juvenile delinquency, mobbing and violence in our society today can be directly attributed to the "modern" child-rearing practices, the absence of mothers in the homes and the high divorce rate. Instead of helping families to remain intact, the mainstream policy is to break up families by all means, even by depriving children of their parents and placing them in foster homes among total strangers - all under the motto of "the best interests of the child".

The best interest of the child however seems to be best served within the Family.

The NCHR pays homage to all the families that have been torn apart and destroyed by the social services in Sweden and our neighbouring Nordic countries.

Ruby Harrold-Claesson

Ruby Harrold-Claesson
President of the NCHR/NKMR

NKMR firar Internationella Familjedagen 2019

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