Family Law and Violence: Reports from the Field, CSW60

A CSW60 parallel event

Event Details

  • Time


  • Date

    16 Mar, 2016

  • Location

    • Salvation Army Downstairs
    • 221 East 52nd Street New York City, New York
  • Contact

    Kimberly Schor

Julie Cissé

Coordinator for Groupe d'Initiatives pour le Progrès Social (GIPS/WAR), Senegal

Rabeea Hadi

Director of Advocacy and Eliminating Violence Against Women, Aurat Foundation, Pakistan

Lubna Dawany

President and Founding Member of the Board of Directors at Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J), Jordan

This parallel event from the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will discuss cultural, traditional, and religious foundations of laws and law reform that are directly related to ending violence against women. Around the world, women are impacted by gender-related legislation that determines their right to marry, travel, hold a job, choose their place of residence, or make decisions about their children’s rights. 

WLP will present research and solutions of scholars and activists, and panelists Julie Cisse, Lubna Dawany, Rabeea Hadi, and Soraida Hussein will share challenges and best practices from their countries, discussing next steps for the 2015-2030 agenda. 

Lina Abou-Habib serves as moderator.

Watch Family Law and Violence: Reports from the Field

View Family Law and Violence event photos here

CSW60 2016 Family Law ending VAW parallel event
L to R: Panelists Lina Abou-Habib, Julie Cissé, and Rabeea Hadi
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