Skip to main content
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

Make Equality Reality

Donate Today

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.

See more donation options Donate in the UK

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.

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 …

READ MORE

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 …

READ MORE

I need the ERA because…a girl is not a wife – Child marriage

It is estimated by Unchained at Last that about 300,000 children were married in the United States between 2000 and 2018, the majority of which were young girls married to adult men. Hundreds of thousands …

READ MORE

Latest News and Insights

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 …

READ MORE

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. …

READ MORE

The State We’re In: Sex-Discriminatory Nationality Laws in Asia

At the start of the year 2022, eight Asian countries – Bangladesh, Malaysia, Brunei, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand – had sex-discriminatory provisions in their citizenship laws. …

READ MORE