International conference on Women Pioneers in leadership explores the role of the woman in community building, governance, and management. Under this program, WEN engages in a series of educational and charitable events. This upcoming conference addresses issues that are fast destabilizing families and communities.
|CHILD CUSTODY/SUPPORT AND COMPLIANCE||This subtopic delves into the legal expectations of personal responsibility and accountability; Contested |
and uncontested divorce, separations, custody disputes requirements; Child Support arrears and
status of limitations; Child support payment and when the paying spouse can avoid making payments.
Child support terms and modifications; Manifestation of child support order and enforcement on non-compliant parents;
Evaluation of punitive measures – garnished wages, fines, incarceration on corporations and negotiations;
Implication of stated and unstated family cultural assumptions, understanding, and views – impact
on child custody, support, and supervised/unsupervised visitation; Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act (DPPA); Payment of
child support arrearage to surviving child(ren) on death of the obligee, by the obligor for the benefit of the child.
|CHILD SUPPORT INTERVENTION AND CULTURAL BELIEFS AND |
CONFLICT: EFFECTS ON PARENTS AND CHILDREN
|This subtopic discusses the friction between government and customary law;The perspective and impact |
of dominant cultural elements on the cultures of other social groups, family, and community expectations;
Lack of representation; Cultural beliefs and conflict intervention; Family and community involvement,
mediation, and support; Deadbeats & non-compliance – their reactions, playing victim, and justice vs injustice.
|CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT ACROSS NATIONAL AND |
|This subtopic covers Child support related new hire reporting and interagency cooperation that would lead to attention |
from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); Income Withholding Orders (IWO); Employers and cultural
tendencies and perspectives that might otherwise impede reporting compliance; Hague Convention on the International Recovery
of Child Support and other Forms of Family Maintenance; The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act (DPPA), etc.
|INTER-RACIAL AND INTER-ETHNIC |
MARRIAGES AND ITS CHALLENGES ON INHERITANCE
|This subtopic addresses the issues of availability and non-availability of wills, non-disclosure or disclosure of fiduciary |
relationships, non-involvement of spouses in business dealings, understanding the dynamics of spouse’s law
of inheritance & customary practices: a look at customary law in family law courts & adjudication, etc.
|GOVERNMENT FAMILY LAW VS RACIAL AND ETHNIC |
PRACTICES: HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACT
|This subtopic compares ethnic traditional practices and family government law and the implications on family and community; |
minimizing black on black crime; Police killings of civilians and other human rights violations: Addressing retributive, restorative, and injustice conflicts.
|CULTURAL BELIEF IN CONFLICT WITH THE |
JUDEO-CHRISTIAN BELIEFS: IMPACT ON PARENTING & SOCIETY
| This subtopic explores quick fixes (money vs name), improper mentoring, taboos that hinders marriages, and disclosure of rape, |
domestic abuse, influence on womanhood and the home; The exploitation of the
faith-based establishment gullibility – its impact on marriages, etc.
|MODERN ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT AND |
FOREIGN POLICIES:EFFECT ON YOUTH
| This subtopic addresses foreign aid, economic wealth disparity (have and have-nots) – overcoming poverty mentality |
(myths and superstitions); Youth employment, rise in breakdown of societal values, etc & government solutions;
Abortion, reproductive health, and birth control laws and the rights of parents – Title X funding, Global Gag Rule –
Benefits & implications on communities; Shaming domestic violence victims & cultural stigma; Status of foreign
aid programs on protecting the rights and improving the lives of Individually Displaced Persons (IDP).
This conference or platform is not anti-father, anti-men only but rather for equality of men and women and recognizing the importance of equal parenting time.
This conference or platform disallows reference to personal cases. Conference participants are advised not to mention the name of the parties in custodial battle or victims of rape, sexual voilence, exploitation.
Remember, we are here to learn and support another. This conference environment is a supportive and welcoming platform where everyone is treated with respect. We are all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let us treat everyone with respect. That said, we encourage objective and healthy debate regardless of our point of views. Do not say anything if you do not have anything to say.
If you find yourself getting upset with a viewpoint, please pause, take a deep breath, count 1 – 5. You may be asked to hold on your viewpoint and allow others to speak, to allow you to calm down. You will be given an opportunity to air your point of view respectfully and professionally.
We want everyone to feel safe and loved. Bullying of any kind is disallowed, and interruptions are frowned upon. Most importantly, degrading comments about race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity matters is highly prohibited. Violation of these rules may call for being terminated.
Profanity of any sort is unacceptable. While we understand certain words are becoming the new normal; and we know how frustrating and emotional family courts and custody battles could be, please understand this is an opportunity to learn about our rights and how to make the right decisions in our situations. Remember, our objective is to reinforce the good old principles, philosophies, and practices, for which profane words are not tolerated.
Name calling, slander, and libel are disallowed. This will include anything that directly names your ex-partner. Please refer to him or her as “ex” or something non-specific. The forum will not tolerate referring to the ex-partner as “sperm donor”, “bum”, etc.
Do not give legal advice except for if you are a practicing and licensed attorney qualified to do so.
This is the day of Prof. Chinua Achebe’s first publication “Things Fall Apart -June 17th 1958”
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