“Around the world, discriminatory legislation prevents women from accessing their human
rights. It can affect almost every aspect of a woman’s life, including the right to choose a
partner, inherit property, hold a job, and obtain child custody. Often referred to as family
law, these laws have contributed to discrimination and to the justification of gender-based
violence globally. This book demonstrates how women across the world are contributing to
legal reform, helping to shape non-discriminatory policies, and to counter current legal and
social justifications for gender-based violence.”