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Not Without Her Children-bookcover

By: Mandy Mason

Not Without Her Children

Pages: 280 Ratings: 4.0
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Leaving family, friends, and all her belongings behind, single mother Mandy, flees from the Netherlands with her two young children. Secretly emigrating to Australia, she escapes her vicious perpetrator to start a new life in a country she had never set foot in before. Mandy’s story spans the globe. In her childhood, she grew up in Africa and her ex-husband, Janus, originally from India, married Mandy to start a new life in Europe. After ten years of marriage, when Mandy finally announced the divorce, she faced Janus’ faked suicide, attempted kidnapping of their children to India and domestic violence. Mandy shielded her children from the ‘ice aged’ child protection system in the Netherlands, which blindly stood up for Janus’ rights with no regard for the suffering this created. To fight for a new life in Australia with her children, Mandy digs deep inside herself. She faces abuse of international law, fighting every step of the way—for her children. They are her everything. A disaster is inevitable, yet, there is hope…

Mandy had a lot of experiences in life which helped her to positively transform and navigate the situations she faced. So far, within three years, she has successfully immigrated and assimilated into Australian society and rebuilt her educational management career.

In the Netherlands, Mandy is part of a support group which aims to transform the child support system. The committee would like child protection organisations to acknowledge and recognise (coercive) domestic violence, to work ‘evidence based’ and pleads for better child focused perspectives in parental disputes. They want to revolutionise the way cases such as Mandy’s are managed and advocate for greater care of the children.

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  • Zoe Barnard

    The torment and anguish the author went through to free herself and her young children from both an abusive husband and bureaucratic control make this compelling reading.

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