17 Mar, 2016
- The Auditorium at Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, The New School
- 66 West 12th Street New York City, New York
On March 17, 2016, Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) will launch the first global campaign on family law reform to eliminate discriminatory laws against women in the family and challenge gender-based violence. The three-year research and advocacy campaign focuses on the relationship between articles of law and perpetration of violence against women and girls, and marks the launch of a new initiative supported by the International Development Resource Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada. Leaders, government officials, and activists will convene for a panel discussion in conjunction with the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
The conference is a powerful engine for merging civil society and government policy-making for collective advocacy against gender-based violence. Topics of discussion will include necessary changes to legal systems, and root causes of social and cultural beliefs and practices that make reform and implementation of progressive laws challenging.
Co-sponsored by Gender and Sexuality Studies at The New School for Social Research and Ethics, Power and Justice at the Schools of Public Engagement