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Discriminatory family laws

film screening and panel discussion

Tuesday 3 October 2017, by siawi3

Source: Women’s Learning Partnership
October 3, 2017, 17:56 (47 minutes ago)

Women’s Learning Partnership invites you to

Equality: it’s all in the family

A film screening and panel discussion
on discriminatory family laws


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins SAIS
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington D.C., 20036

Join us for the premiere of our new documentary film and a panel discussion on the impact of discriminatory family laws on women and societies around the world. This event is free and open to the public.

Welcome reception. A light lunch will be served for registered particpants.

Introduction and greeting by WLP President and CEO Mahnaz Afkhami.

Film screening of WLP’s new documentary on family law.

Panel discussion on the current state of family law around the world.

Panelists to include:

Karima Bennoune (Algeria/USA), United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights
Yakin Ertürk (Turkey), former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women
Ann Mayer (USA), Associate Professor Emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Joy Ngwakwe (Nigeria), Executive Director of WLP Nigeria/CEADER
Jacqueline Pitanguy (Brazil), Founder and Executive Director of WLP Brazil/CEPIA

Q&A session open to attendees.

Closing remarks.

Book signings with Karima Bennoune and Yakin Ertürk.