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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.

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partners worked in tandem with across 36 countries in 2021

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legal cases supported with our expertise in 2021

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expert submissions made to the UN and regional bodies advocating for law and policy reform in 2021

EXPLORE OUR WORK

A lack of legal equality promotes violence and discrimination, yet almost every country in the world has laws that treat people differently on the basis of sex and/or gender.

Sexual exploitation, a form of sexual abuse, is when someone abuses or attempts to abuse another person’s vulnerability or their own position of power or trust for sexual purposes.

Sexual violence is a human rights violation that predominantly affects women and girls as a consequence of systemic and structural inequality.

The term 'harmful practices' covers forms of violence or ritual discrimination, primarily committed against girls and women, that have become culturally normalized.

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.

Words and Deeds: Sex Discrimination in Economic Status Laws

The 4th UN Conference on Women in 1995 was the birth of The Beijing Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights. Governments around the world pledged to change or remove their ...

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Kazakhstan-Submission To The Human Rights Committee (HRC) 137th Session Dec 2022

Our joint submission details our concerns with regard to laws related to rape and other forms of sexual violence and procedures and practices which effectively deny access to justice for ...

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Sexual Violence Laws In Eurasia: Towards a consent-based definition

This report examines legal provisions relating to sexual violence in five Eurasian countries – Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The research identifies shortfalls in ways that ...

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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.

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.

Latest News and Insights

The Global Campaign for Equality in Family Law* supports Indian Muslim women’s call for legal equality on child marriages in India

The Global Campaign for Equality in Family Law is a campaign led by eight women’s rights organisations, with the goal of ...

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Slow Pace of Family Law Reform is Holding Back Women’s Rights

By Hyshyama Hamin, Equality Now Campaign Manager for the Global Campaign for Equality in Family Law In September 2021, in the midst of a pandemic-related lockdown, a 15-year-old Muslim girl from Colombo, Sri Lanka, ...

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Taking Up The Torch: Mona Sinha’s message to Yasmeen Hassan, our outgoing Global Executive Director

On 30  January, Equality Now staff will bid farewell to our Global Executive Director,  Yasmeen Hassan, who has served the organization in this leadership ...

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