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At Equality Now, we believe in creating a just world where women and girls have the same rights as men and boys. We tackle the most difficult issues, challenge ingrained cultural assumptions and call out inequality wherever we see it. Social change often begins with legal change and so we use the power of the law to create enduring equality for women and girls everywhere.
‘Harmful Practices’ is an all-encompassing term used by the United Nations to categorize forms of violence or ritual discrimination, primarily committed against girls and women, that have become culturally normalized.Learn More
Sexual exploitation is a form of sexual abuse. It is when someone abuses or attempts to abuse another person’s vulnerability or their own position of power or trust for sexual purposes.Learn More
Sexual violence is a human rights violation that predominantly affects women and girls as a consequence of systemic and structural inequality. Over a lifetime, one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence — regardless of their age, background or country.Learn More
A lack of legal equality promotes violence and discrimination, yet almost every country in the world has laws that treat people differently on the basis of sex and/or gender. Equality Now campaigns for laws that protect and uphold the rights of women and girls, so that everyone benefits.Learn More
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