Equality Starts in the Family: International Perspectives on Family Law Reform

This event launched the Women’s Learning Partnership’s new research anthology Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence against Women: International Perspectives. Leading women’s rights advocates from around the globe discussed the status of discriminatory family laws and structures that perpetuate inequality and violence both in the home and in communities, as well as proposed effective strategies for reform.

Opening Remarks

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues

Mahnaz Afkhami, Founder and President of WLP, first Minister for Women’s Affairs in Iran

Distinguished Panelists

Asma Khader, former Minister of Information and former Senator for Jordan, CEO of Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J)

Joy Ngwakwe, Executive Director of the Center for Advancement of Development Rights (CEADER) in Nigeria

Jacqueline Pitanguy, former Cabinet member in Brazil, Founder and Executive Director of CEPIA

Madhavi Sunder, 2006 Carnegie Scholar and Professor of Law, Georgetown University

Thursday, November 1, 5:00-7:00pm in the Georgetown University Bioethics Library, located in Healy Hall.

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