ALDE Hearing: 'The Injustice of Marital Captivity'
Monday, 25 June 2018, 15:00-18:30
Brussels, European Parliament
Room ASP 5E.2
ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament) and Femmes for Freedom (FFF) join forces and organize a hearing on “The Injustice of Marital Captivity” with a view to raising awareness of the phenomenon and discussing possible solutions at European level.
The hearing brings together a broad audience of academics, experts, politicians and EU stakeholders to discuss this issue that puts women who are divorced for civil law but remain trapped in a religious marriage in a position of discrimination and oppression. These women lack independence and are hampered in their participation in society.
Therefore, it is high time that marital captivity is recognized as gender-based discrimination and violence and for the international community to raise its voice.