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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.

What We Do

At Equality Now, we believe in creating a just world for women and girls. Since 1992, our international network of lawyers, activists and supporters have tackled the most difficult issues, challenged ingrained cultural assumptions and called out inequality wherever we see it.

133 partners worked in tandem with across 36 countries in 2021
12 legal cases supported with our expertise in 2021
41 expert submissions made to the UN and regional bodies advocating for law and policy reform in 2021

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None of us can afford to sit back and wait for equality to arrive – we need to act now.

With the power of your support, we can challenge injustice; we can stand against sexual violence; we can protect and advance hard-won rights, and we can amplify the voices of survivors – so every girl can enjoy the safety, choice, and respect she deserves.

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None of us can afford to sit back and wait for equality to arrive – we need to act now.

With the power of your support, we can challenge injustice; we can stand against sexual violence; we can protect and advance hard-won rights, and we can amplify the voices of survivors – so every girl can enjoy the safety, choice, and respect she deserves.

Our Resource Center

Explore in-depth resources on women’s rights issues, including sexual violence, sexual exploitation, harmful practices, and legal discrimination from our expert network of lawyers and activists.

Ukraine-Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women- 83rd Session 2022

We present the following submission in advance of the 83rd Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (‘the Committee’), taking place between 10 and …

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Palestine – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women – 85th Session 2022

Equality Now and YWCA Palestine present the following submission in advance of the 85th Pre-Sessional Working Group of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination …

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Singapore – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women – 85th Session 2022

The issues and practices detailed in this submission highlight the State’s failure to fulfill its duty to protect women and girls from FGM/C (article 2(c) …

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Latest News and Insights

World Teachers Day: Will Tanzania heed the call to let girls learn?

As the world marks World Teachers’ Day, we cannot help but reflect on the staggering number of 120,000 girls annually in Tanzania who are permanently and arbitrarily denied the wisdom, guidance, and counsel of …

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Women, Life, Freedom: A Statement of Solidarity with Women in Iran

This statement is also available in Farsi and Arabic. We stand in solidarity with those in Iran who are demanding accountability from their government on this incident. We support the United Nations demand for a …

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Our Stand on the Non-Authentication of Nepal’s Gender-Progressive Citizenship Amendment Bill by the President

The Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD), Nepal, and Equality Now express disappointment over the refusal by Nepal’s President, Bidya Devi …

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