From November 25 to December 10, 2017, WLP partners from all over the globe will organize and participate in workshops, film screenings, and events as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Until a few months ago, rapists in Jordan could escape criminal punishment if they married their victims. This past August, the Jordanian parliament repealed the loophole that permitted this injustice. The abolishment of the law, known as Article 308 and called the "Marry Your Rapist Law" by human rights activists, is a significant step forward for Asma Khader, the Sisterhood is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J), and the Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), who have been fighting for this day for decades.
Violence without Borders: Paradigm, policy and praxis concerning violence against women (Translation Series) (book, English)
A former UN Special Rapporteur on VAW studies ten countries where patriarchal laws and values make violence against women endemic.
WLP convenes a panel discussion on Family Law during their CSW60 event, Family Law and Violence: Reports from the Field. Activists from Senegal, Pakistan, Palestine, and Jordan reflect on experience in their countries.