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Equality Now and its partners welcome the call by UN Special Rapporteurs to the Government of Sierra Leone to take action to end female genital mutilation

September 15, 2022

The UN Special Rapporteurs Reem Alsalem, Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequence...

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The State We’re In: Sex discriminatory nationality laws in the Americas region

August 17, 2022

Our updated report found that there are six countries in the Americas region with nationality laws that discriminate on the b...

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Annual Day Against Sexual Violence in Bolivia comes with some hope this year

August 9, 2022

August 9th is the National Day of Solidarity with Victims of Sexual Violence and Against Sexual Violence of Girls, Boys, and...

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

August 5, 2022

At the start of the year 2022, eight Asian countries – Bangladesh, Malaysia, Brunei, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sing...

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Partner Voices: Working to end sex trafficking and secure access to justice in Malawi

July 29, 2022

This Saturday marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, an annual day marked by the United Nations, governments, and ci...

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The State We’re In: Sex discriminatory nationality laws in Sub-Saharan Africa 

July 27, 2022

Despite Africa as a region being home to one of the most progressive women’s human rights instruments in the world, there a...

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The State We’re In: Sex discriminatory nationality laws in the MENA region

July 20, 2022

In 2022, four years after the Arab League’s endorsement of the Arab Declaration on Belonging and Identity, the Middle E...

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HRC 50 Resolution on the Elimination of FGM – A Timely and Critical Focus on Cross-Border Practices

July 14, 2022

The Resolution on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was adopted by consensus at the 50th session of the UN H...

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19 reasons why the Maputo Protocol is beneficial to women and girls in Africa

July 11, 2022

19 years ago, African States adopted the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Wome...

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The reality of sex discrimination in nationality laws in a disrupted world

July 7, 2022

Under international law, everyone has the right to be born with a nationality – anywhere in the world – and to be secure ...

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Our statement on the US Supreme Court’s Decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022

Equality Now considers reproductive rights – including the right to bear or not to bear children –  an integ...

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Ensuring women have equal rights to inheritance and property is key to tackling climate change

June 23, 2022

By Roya Rahmani, Former Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States and Global Strategist at Equality Now To mitigate agai...