Equality: It's All in the Family

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Equality: It’s All in the Family, 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. Drawing on expertise from prominent human rights activists and leaders, the film examines the root causes of discriminatory laws and highlights the path toward legal reform. This documentary is just one part WLP’s global initiative, Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender-Based Violence.


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Languages available:

English  YouTube

French  YouTube | Vimeo

Arabic  YouTube | Vimeo

Russian and Kyrgyz  YouTube | Vimeo

Portuguese  YouTube

Spanish YouTube | Vimeo

Persian  Vimeo


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The film features interviews with:

Lina Abou-Habib, Executive Director of Women’s Learning Partnership (Lebanon)

Mahnaz Afkhami, President and Founder of Women’s Learning Partnership (Iran/USA)

Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights (Algeria/USA)

Yakin Ërturk, Former UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women (Turkey)

Anne Gahongayire, Former Secretary General of the Rwandan Supreme Court (Rwanda)

Allison Horowoski, Senior Program and Publications Associate, Women’s Learning Partnership (USA)

Soraida Hussein, General Director of Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (Palestine)

Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO of Global Fund for Women (Kenya/USA)

Asma Khader, Founder of SIGI/J and former Senator (Jordan)

Valentine Moghadam, Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University (Iran/USA)

Rabéa Naciri, Member of the National Human Rights Council of Morocco (Morocco)

Jacqueline Pitanguy, Founder and President of CEPIA (Brazil)

Kavita Ramdas, Senior Advisor for the Ford Foundation (India/USA)

Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (UK)

Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women (Croatia)


Language: English
Running Time: 25:31
Directed by: Deb Bergeron
Produced by: Women’s Learning Partnership and Deb Bergeron



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