Equality In Law For Women And Girls By 2030

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Over 2.5 billion women and girls around the world are affected by discriminatory laws and the lack of legal protections, often in multiple ways.1 The spaces in which laws have been designed, implemented or even studied as a profession have historically excluded women and girls. As a result, their voices and perspectives continue to be largely absent from laws and legal practices. Discrimination in law is commonplace and includes different standards for women and men in applying for a passport, choosing employment, transferring nationality to a child or foreign spouse, participating in court proceedings, receiving inheritance and deciding when and whom to marry.