The International Day of Families fell on the first day of National Families Week in Australia, which was launched at Parliament House by Assistant Minister for Children and Families the Hon. Dr David Gillespie MP, Ms Prue Warrilow, Chair, Families Australia, and Mr Christopher Woodthorpe, Director, United Nations Information Centre.
2015 Theme: Men in Charge? Gender Equality and Children’s Rights in Contemporary Families
Fair legal frameworks to ensure gender equality and fulfil children’s rights within families and beyond form basis of just societies and are indispensable for the achievement of development goals. Family laws govern family relations and seek to protect the vulnerable family members, including women, children and older persons. Fair family law frameworks are especially vital to ensure gender equality and tackle various forms of violence in families.