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Equality: It’s All in the Family

Documentary film on discriminatory family laws

Thursday 23 November 2017, by siawi3



WLP’s New Documentary Examines Discriminatory Family Law
“Equality: It’s All in the Family”

Women’s Learning Partnership’s newest addition to its documentary series, Equality: It’s All in the Family, reveals the ways in which discriminatory family laws impact women and societies around the world. It features interviews with experts and activists on topics such as child marriage, domestic violence, and honor killings, and highlights the ways in which women are pushing for change. The film is part of WLP’s global advocacy campaign focused on challenging gender-based violence through reform of discriminatory family laws.

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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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