Gender Competent Family Law

  1. Ivana Barać
  2. Amalia Blandino
  3. Letizia Coppo
  4. Giampaolo Frezza
  5. Uros Novaković
  6. Fuensanta Rabadán
  7. Zara Saeidzadeh
Gender-Competent Legal Education
  1. Dragica Vujadinović (ed. lit.)
  2. Mareike Fröhlich (ed. lit.)
  3. Thomas Giegerich (ed. lit.)

Editorial: Springer Suiza

ISBN: 978-3-031-14359-5

Ano de publicación: 2023

Páxinas: 541-581

Tipo: Capítulo de libro


This chapter discusses the construction of family and family law as central tenets of gender equality projects in law and society. It begins with a review of the evolution of family institution from the traditional nuclear to the models that are not constituted through either heteronormativity or marriage contract. Hence, it draws on LGBTQIA+ family formations including parenthood and intimate partnership. Furthermore, the chapter elaborates on the development of gender equality in family law and marriage contract in various social settings through an intersectional analysis of rights and responsibilities of partners, parents, and children. The chapter also explores domestic violence as a matter of gender equality in family law. It discusses how legal protection and prevention of domestic violence in family law can reduce harmful effects on family members, who are the victims of violence directly or affected by domestic violence as witnesses.