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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.

66 expert submissions made to the UN and regional bodies advocating for law and policy reform in 2020
96,514 girls positively impacted through legal change in 2020
84 partners worked in tandem with across 45 countries

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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.

Bolivia – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women – 82nd Session June 2022

This submission details: the State’s failure to fulfill its duty to provide equal protection under the law to survivors of sexual violence (Article 2 (c) of CEDAW); …

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United Arab Emirates – Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women – 82nd Session June 2022

This submission details our concerns about prevailing gender discrimination against Emirati women, who are denied the right to confer …

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Statements to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights – 71st Session, May 2022

Equality Now’s statement during the 71st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights made note of important trends and developments on the …

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Latest News and Insights

Activists outside the US Supreme Court celebrating abortion access

Our statement on the US Supreme Court’s Decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

Equality Now considers reproductive rights – including the right to bear or not to bear children –  an integral component of the right to equality on the basis of sex.  This …

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Holding Malawi accountable at the ACERWC for denying justice to survivors of trafficking for sexual exploitation: Maggie’s case

In Malawi, one in every five women girls is at risk of sexual violence and abuse and 42% of girls experience physical violence …

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An image of a girl with a bracelet reading "FGM" on her wrist

Day of the African Child: Partnering to end FGM in West Africa

We believe people working together can change the world. In West Africa, we’re proud to be a part of a movement working to end female genital mutilation across the region. Collaborating with a wide range of people …

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Nepali woman speaking into a microphone at a large public meeting

Demanding justice in Nepal: How statutes of limitations impede access to justice for survivors of sexual violence

Activists in Nepal took to the streets on Friday, May 20, calling for an end to Nepal’s restrictive statute of limitations for sexual violence …

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