Adolescent Girls’ Legal Defense Fund - Equality Now

Adolescent Girls’ Legal Defense Fund

As the only international organization that does strategic litigation (taking carefully-selected cases to court) to defend the rights of adolescent girls, Equality Now supports girls who are facing human rights abuses.

The main objectives of our Adolescent Girls' Legal Defense Fund (AGLDF) are to empower girls to advocate for themselves; make sure the justice system works for girls when their rights are violated; set precedents with the case of one girl that will have a broad impact on thousands of girls just like her; use cases to advocate for better laws and policies to protect girls; and raise the visibility of local cases to show their national, regional and international impact.