Discrimination in law

Valentine's Day Has Another Side: Fighting For Freedoms For Women (NPR)

2/14/2015 -- NPR -- "Valentine's Day Has Another Side: Fighting For Freedoms For Women"

A report published today by the nonprofit Equality Now highlights more than 40 national laws that take those rights away.

From driving to marital rape, nations fail to end sex discrimination (Thomson Reuters)

2/14/2015 -- Thomson Reuters -- "From driving to marital rape, nations fail to end sex discrimination"

Rights group Equality Now called on all governments to review their legislation as it launched a report highlighting discriminatory laws around the world, in areas such as wife obedience, polygamy, inheritance rights and 'honour killings'.

Jordan moves towards ending discrimination against women and their children in nationality laws (Thomson Reuters)

11/12/2014 -- Thomson Reuters -- "Jordan moves towards ending discrimination against women and their children in nationality laws"

"Nationality laws can be complex, but removing discrimination between men and women is not a complicated concept." - Suad Abu-Dayyeh, Equality Now's Middle East and North Africa Consultant. [read more...]

500 Days and Counting (Daily Beast)

8/20/2014 -- Daily Beast -- "500 Days and Counting" The millennium development goals expire in 500 days. Equality Now's Shelby Quast asks what still needs be achieved when it comes to gender equality.

Suriname, latest nation to let mothers pass nationality to children (Thomson Reuters)

8/14/2014 -- Thomson Reuters -- "Suriname, latest nation to let mothers pass nationality to children"

Late last month, Suriname joined a growing list of countries which have agreed to update their laws to allow mothers to pass their nationality to their children, and men to confer their nationality on their wives – as well as to close gaps which could make children stateless. [read more...]

Ending child marriage helps break cycle of violence and discrimination (Girls Not Brides)

2/18/2014 -- Girls Not Brides -- "Ending child marriage helps break cycle of violence and discrimination"

Liloe was 14 when she fled to the Tasaru Rescue Centre in Narok, Kenya to escape #FGM and early marriage. Staff from the centre, which is supported by Equality Now, with funds from Comic Relief, arranged a reconciliation with her family and her mother made a promise not to mutilate her or marry her off.

Saudi Arabia said to reassess ban on women drivers (Arabian Business)

11/29/2013 -- Arabian Business -- "Saudi Arabia said to reassess ban on women drivers" Equality Now's Suad Abu-Dayyeh:

"Under the Saudi Arabian male guardianship system, women are vulnerable to a wide range of discrimination in both private and public life and have limited decision-making authority and freedom of movement,” she said.

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