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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 Extensive 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.

A Culture of Shame: Sexual Violence and Access to Justice in Uzbekistan

Around the world, rape and sexual abuse are everyday violent occurrences. Rape is always an act of violence and an expression of power and control. However, the way laws are framed in many countries …

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Joint submissions to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) 69th Session 2021

Equality Now submitted the following statements to the 69th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights. The joint statement was …

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Ending Online Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Women and Girls: A Call for International Standards

Online sexual exploitation and abuse are growing at an alarming pace globally. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable as offenders take advantage of the sex, gender, …

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Latest News and Insights

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Weaponizing defamation lawsuits against survivors violates international human rights

Over the past decade, there has been an increase in the use of defamation lawsuits to retaliate against and silence women who have publicly denounced gender-based violence – …

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6 Reasons to Give to Gender Equality this Giving Tuesday

At Equality Now, we know that discriminatory laws don’t reverse themselves and that change is not possible unless we all work together. Giving Tuesday is this week, and we want to do our part to ensure that more resources …

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Breaking the silence: Ending sexual violence in the Maldives

Sexual violence thrives in silence. It thrives in the silence of communities who excuse it as a ‘private issue’. It thrives in the silence of law enforcement who dismiss victim testimonies as not credible. And …

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A Culture of Shame: Equality Now and Nemolchi.uz publish a new report highlighting the gaps in sexual violence laws in Uzbekistan

Around the world, laws are failing to protect women and girls from sexual and gender-based violence. We partnered with the Uzbek …

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