- Equality Now report: Words & Deeds - Holding Governments Accountable in the Beijing +20 Review Process 4th Edition. Also available in Spanish, French and Arabic.
- Equality Now report: The State We're In: Ending Sexism in Nationality Laws, January 2016
- Report of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995: 189 governments agreed that laws that discriminate against women undermine equality and pledged to “revoke any remaining laws that discriminate on the basis of sex” in the ‘Platform for Action’ contained within this report
- UN Women: The Beijing Platform for Action turns 20
- National government reports on implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action: National reviews feed into the global review and appraisal that UN Women will submit to the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) in March 2015. CSW59 is a follow-up to the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women and to the special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century.”
- Equality Now’s joint written statement to CSW59 on sex discriminatory laws
- Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice: Established by the UN in 2010 to accelerate progress to end sex discriminatory laws, in response to Equality Now’s campaign with civil society organizations around the world. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals can submit information to the Working Group for action.
- Women Can’t Wait!: Commissioned by Equality Now, this play on sex discrimination in the law was written and performed by award-winning playwright Sarah Jones based on Equality Now’s Words & Deeds campaign. It premiered at the United Nations in March 2000. In 2010, Equality Now Advisory Board Member Meryl Streep hosted Ms. Jones’ performance at the Commission on the Status of Women. In March 2015, Equality Now presented the Beijing+20 edition at CSW59.
- World Bank reports:
- Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to Equal - Equality Now was a global contributor to the report which also connects to its 50 Years of Women’s Legal Rights Database - 155 out of 173 countries surveyed by the World Bank in 2015 still have laws that explicitly discriminate against women.
- Voice and Agency – Empowering women and girls for shared prosperity (2014)
Project on a Mechanism to Address Laws that Discriminate Against Women: 2008 report commissioned by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Authored by Dr. Fareda Banda, leading international human rights scholar and law professor.
United Nations Treaty Monitoring bodies: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Universal Periodic Review (UPR) NGOs can make submissions to bodies such as these to put pressure on governments to promote women’s and girls’ rights. Examples:
- Equality Now submission to the UPR on the United States
- Equality Now submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, on Yemen. As a result of this submission, the Committee urged “the State party, as a matter of priority, to amend its matrimonial and family law with a view to eliminating discrimination against women in marital matters…”
- Equal Means Equal – Why the Time For an Equal Rights Amendment is Now (New Press, 2014): Written by Equality Now co-Founder and Honorary President, Jessica Neuwirth, the book includes a chapter on discriminatory laws with an analysis of the US citizenship law included in Equality Now’s Words & Deeds reports.