Family law and women’s equality

Family law is a women’s equality issue.  Violence against women in relationships undermines women’s equality rights. Family law can have clear benefits for women when courts recognize their needs and interests and continued progress in this area of law has great potential to change women’s lives for the better.

Women’s lower incomes and primary responsibility for childcare make the underfunding of of family law legal aid an important women’s equality issue.

We work with a broad range of community organizations, family law practitioners, and academics to address emerging issues in the area of family law and access to justice.


We work on family law issues in several areas, including: