Conversations: Family: UN International Day of Families

According to the UN the 2015 observance of the International Day of Families seeks to "promote gender equality and rights of children within families. It will also highlight prevention of family violence through fair family law frameworks and a variety of programme interventions."

Also, a background note by UNDESA for the occasion reports that, "In 26 out of 143 countries, statutory inheritance laws differentiate between women and men. In 27 countries, women cannot confer their nationality to their children and/or foreign spouses on equal basis with men. Discrimination entrenched in family law is especially challenging in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

Add your voice. Hashtags for today are #Action2015#ForPeople and #DayofFamilies.

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