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Internet Governance Forum 2022: A Chance to Work Together Toward Guaranteeing Universal Digital Rights for All

November 27, 2022

This November 28 – December 2, 2022, people and organizations from all over the world will come together in Addis Ababa...

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: A Look at Discriminatory Violence Laws 

November 23, 2022

With the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women just around the corner, we’re looking at the progr...

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Funding women’s rights is crucial for effective climate action

November 18, 2022

Women continue to be underrepresented in climate debate and governance, as demonstrated at this year’s COP27 United Nations...

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WATCH: Honoring the activism of Iranian women and girls

November 15, 2022

At Equality Now, our goal is to deliver a just world for women and girls through legal equality. That women and girls enjoy t...

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Two-Finger Test: The Indian Supreme Court’s Important Reiteration of Ban

November 4, 2022

“This court has time and again deprecated the use of two finger test in cases alleging rape and sexual assault. The so-call...

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S. Mona Sinha appointed next Global Executive Director of Equality Now

October 12, 2022

After an extensive search, we are delighted to announce that Sharmila “Mona” Sinha, an award-winning global gender equali...

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International Day of the Girl Child 2022: A conversation on ending child marriage

October 11, 2022

Today is the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child. 10 years of a movement dedicated to protecting and ...

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Exploring The Role Of Court Users Committees In Enhancing Access To Justice For Survivors Of Trafficking For Sexual Exploitation

October 7, 2022

Trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation, also known as sex trafficking, is the most common form of human trafficking i...

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A Critical Ally: Why the Media Matters in the Global Movement to End FGM

October 7, 2022

Gender-sensitive, accurate, and constructive reporting on female genital mutilation (FGM) can trigger positive outcomes. It c...

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World Teachers Day: Will Tanzania heed the call to let girls learn?

October 5, 2022

As the world marks World Teachers’ Day, we cannot help but reflect on the staggering number of 120,000 girls annually in Ta...

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Women, Life, Freedom: A Statement of Solidarity with Women in Iran

September 30, 2022

An update: 15th November 2022  Equality Now continues to stand in solidarity with the people of Iran  rising up in protest,...

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Our Stand on the Non-Authentication of Nepal’s Gender-Progressive Citizenship Amendment Bill by the President

September 28, 2022

The Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD), Nepal, and Equality Now express disappointment over the refusal by Nepal’s...