The Economics of Family Law: A Domino Effect on Gender Equality (video, English)

The Economics of Family Law: A Domino Effect on Gender Equality (video, English)

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Event Recording
Publication Year
English (US)




The Global Campaign for Equality in Family Law, of which WLP is a coordinating committee member, hosted a side event on March 13 at the Church of Sweden. Gender equality advocates discussed how legal restrictions to women’s inheritance, resources, and property curtail women’s ability to fully participate as equal members of society. The event opened with keynote addresses by representatives from the Swedish and Chilean governments, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and UN Women. An in-depth panel discussion on family law reform with civil society representatives followed.

Key Remarks

Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Sarah Hendricks, Director, Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Support Division, UN Women

Ida Pettersson, Senior Policy Specialist for Gender Equality at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency


Mona S.Sinha - Global Executive Director - Equality Now

Zainah Anwar, Board Chair and Former Executive Director - Musawah

Panel of Speakers

Minister Antonia Orellana - Ministry of Women and Gender Equality, Chile

Tea Trumbic - Manager, Women, Business and the Law, Global Indicators Group, Development Economics - World Bank

Hyshyama Hamin - Campaign Manager, Global Campaign for Equality in Family Law

Memory Kachambwa - Executive Director FEMNET (representing the SOAWR Coalition and Leader of Generation Equality: Economic Justice and Rights Action Coalition)

Nezha Belkachla - Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) Morocco and WLP Regional Director


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