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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.

Reporting on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – Global Edition

This toolkit is for media professionals. It provides guidelines on how to report on female genital mutilation (FGM) in a gender-sensitive, accurate, and constructive manner. FGM is internationally recognized as a …

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Iran – Submission to the Human Rights Committee 136th Session October 2022

This submission for consideration of the List of Issues for Iran covers our concerns regarding about sex discriminatory personal status laws, the continued prevalence of female genital mutilation …

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Kyrgyzstan – Submission To The Human Rights Committee (CCPR) 136th Session October 2022

Our joint submission details our concerns with regard to laws related to rape and other forms of sexual violence, as well as harmful practices and procedures and practices which …

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Latest News and Insights

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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The State We’re In: Sex discriminatory nationality laws in the Americas region

Our updated report found that there are six countries in the Americas region with nationality laws that discriminate on the basis of sex: The Bahamas, Barbados, Guatemala, Saint Lucia, Saint …

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Annual Day Against Sexual Violence in Bolivia comes with some hope this year

August 9th is the National Day of Solidarity with Victims of Sexual Violence and Against Sexual Violence of Girls, Boys, and Adolescents in Bolivia, a day we mark each year alongside our partners. …

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