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.