Family Law Reform

Overturning Article 308: A Profile of Asma Khader and WLP Jordan/SIGI-J

November 17, 2017

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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 This past August, the Jordanian parliament repealed the loophole that permitted this injustice.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.

Equality: It's All in the Family: Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Family Law

September 18, 2017

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Please join us in launching WLP’s global advocacy campaign for our multi-country initiative, Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender Based Violence. We invite you to watch the premiere of our new documentary film and join our discussion on the impact of discriminatory family laws on women and societies around the world. The event will be held on October 10, 2017 at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington, D.C.

 

Family Law Reform Workshops Underway in 11 Countries

February 7, 2017

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WLP partner organizations and affiliated civil-society groups from 11 countries are holding workshops on family law reform throughout early 2017. The content of these trainings will be based on research from case studies commissioned for WLP’s new global initiative, Family Law Reform to Challenge Gender-based Violence. 

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