Family Law Reform

Family law in Muslim-majority societies governs every aspect of a woman's life - from minimum age and conditions of marriage, to divorce, child custody, and the right to work, travel, or decide on a place of residence.

At this time, advocacy work in the area of family law reform is mostly taking place at the national level. WLP is facilitating the exchange of information and awareness-raising among national partners.

Moroccan women’s rights activists launched a campaign to reform family laws in 2000, and they achieved their goal in January 2004 when the government of Morocco adopted a new landmark Family Law supporting women’s equality and granting women new rights in marriage and divorce, among others.

Our resources section provides additional material for the reform of Family Law in Muslim-majority societies.

Alerts & Updates
November 9, 2012 | Family Law Reform, Honor Killings, Middle East, palestine, Soraida Hussein, Stop Violence Against Women, Palestine
WATC General Director Soraida Hussein Speaks Out Against Honor KillingsIn August, the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC), WLP’s partner in Palestine, organized a three-day press conference to speak out against honor killings. Since January alone, 11 women have been killed in the name of honor.
March 7, 2012 | Family Law Reform, Human Rights, Middle East, Lebanon
Dans le cadre du mois de la Francophonie au Liban et à l'occasion de la Journée Internationale de la FemmeL'Ambassade du Canada au Liban et le Centre for Research and Training on Development-Action ont l'honneur de vous inviter à une conférence intitulée" Quel printemps pour la femme arabe ?"Le vendredi 16 mars 2012, de 9h00 à 15h30, à l'Hôtel Le Bristol, Beyrouth
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