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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.

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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Zambia – Committee On The Rights Of The Child – 90th Session, May 2022

This submission details our concerns with regard to laws related to sexual violence and the right to education for girls in Zambia. Submitted by: Equality Now, Women and Law in Southern Africa …

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Public Voices Fellowship on Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls

There is a global war on women and it is thousands of years old. Into this context, we are projecting a vision and strategy for a new world for women and …

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Family Laws in MENA Fail to Protect Women and Girls

As the world celebrates the International Day of Families on May 15th, millions of women and girls across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) do not have the security and safety a family can bring. Discriminatory family laws …

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Misogynistic online abuse poses major threat to women journalists

Women journalists around the world are experiencing an exponential increase in misogynistic online abuse, which poses a grave risk to women’s media participation in the digital age. This is a grievous form of …

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The Adult Survivors Act would Bring Justice to Thousands of New Yorkers

The Adult Survivors Act is proposed legislation in New York State that would create a one year look back window to allow individuals who were 18 or older when they were sexually assaulted to file a civil …

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