Women’s Learning Partnership’s newest documentary, illustrates the spectrum of family laws around the world and their impact on women’s freedom, safety, and wellbeing.
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.
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