The publication Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence Against Women, organized by the international organization Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) brings together case studies from eight countries, with different social, cultural and religious contexts, allowing for a broad comparative analysis of how family laws can perpetuate or combat gender-based violence. The countries involved are Brazil, India, Iran, Lebanon, Nigeria, Palestine, Senegal and Turkey.

The Brazilian case study, wrote by Mariana Barsted with the participation of Jacqueline Pitanguy and Leila Barsted, highlights how changes in civil laws, especially in family laws, were fundamental for the approval of laws against gender-based violence.