WLP kicked off its global campaign against discriminatory family law with its event, 24 Hours for Equality in the Family. Partners from eight countries screened WLP's new documentary, Equality: It's All in the Family to mark the occasion.
WLP is celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2018 with 24 Hours for Equality in the Family to launch our global advocacy campaign against discriminatory family law. Join activists in time zones around the world by watching our new documentary film, Equality: It’s All in the Family, to raise awareness of discriminatory family laws and pave the way for reform.
WLP launched Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence against Women: International Perspectives, on November 1, 2018 in conjunction with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security (GIWPS). Leading women's rights advocates from around the globe provided remarks on the status of discriminatory family laws and structures that perpetuate inequality and violence both in the home and in communities. An expert panel led a discussion around these issues, highlighting effective strategies for reform.
Around the world, women are constrained by family laws that give men the power to control their right to marry or divorce, inherit property, travel without a male guardian, hold a job, choose their place of residence, or make decisions about their children’s rights. In some places, family laws based on religion or traditions go so far as to support forms of violence against women, such as wife battery, early marriage for girls, and even so called “honor” killings. Drawing on expertise from prominent human rights activists and leaders, this 26-minute video examines the root causes of discriminatory laws and highlights the pathways feminist activists are taking toward legal reform.