Equal Parenting Week

Published: 3 August 2005

Children’s Rights Council ("CRC") invites people around the world to unite our voices in sending the message "The Best Parent Is Both Parents" around the globe.

Please visit the Equal Parents’ Week web page at http://members.tripod.com/epweek

Equal Parents’ Week sends the message that parental rights, responsibilities and joys must be shared equally by both parents. The purple ribbon is the symbol which sends this message. People are urged to send this message by wearing purple ribbons and tying them everywhere they can be seen. Equal Parents’ Week advocates the right of children to be raised and nurtured by both parents and the right of both parents to function equally as parents. We say these are fundamental civil and human rights.

Equal Parent’s Week is an international movement to raise public awareness and achieve legal reform to promote joint custody and shared parenting.

Public Candlelight Vigils

As a international event, we are encouraging organizations and individuals to hold as many public candelight vigils as possible. ALL CANDLELIGHT VIGILS WILL BE HELD ON THE SAME DATE AND AT THE SAME TIME (regardless of time zone): Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 7:30 p.m

Sign up to hold a public vigil using the link http://members.tripod.com/epweek/profile1.html

"Home Vigils"

We are urging all people who cannot attend a candlelight vigil to light a candle in their home for at least 15 minutes, on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 7:30 pm, the same date and time as the public candelight vigils will be taking place. A "Home Vigil" can be held by anyone, it can be held by a single person living alone, and include as many people as you wish, so invite your family and friends if you like. Please use the link http://members.tripod.com/epweek/profile2.html to sign up

Please view the "Five Candles Reading" at http://members.tripod.com/epweek/candlevigil.html for use at public candlelight vigils and "Home Vigils."

YOU CAN DO ANY OF THESE THINGS TO JOIN IN EQUAL PARENTS’ WEEK:

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