We are here expressing our support for Vincent. We are mothers who cannot see our children.
Vincent is not a unique case. In Japanese society under the sole custody system, once your child is taken away or separated from you, even if you are ther mother, you will not be able to see him or her.
The separation is total. The police, the courts, the female lawyers who call themselves human rights advocates, and support groups for victims of domestic violence are worse than non-supportive. They treat such women as though they do not exist.
We can no longer see our children, whom with pain who we gave birth to this world, who we held hands, who we laughed.
It is hard. It is sad. It tears us up inside.
Yet we are unable to fight, as Vincent is fighting.
Thank you Vincent for your courage.
We stand together with you.
We hope awareness grows about this sad reality. We and Vincent are in the same situation.
From all the mothers of the National Network for Joint Custody Law.