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Demanding justice in Nepal: How statutes of limitations impede access to justice for survivors of sexual violence

June 2, 2022

Activists in Nepal took to the streets on Friday, May 20, calling for an end to Nepal’s restrictive statute of limitati...

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Dear President Bio, Please Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone

June 1, 2022

This letter was originally published in The Nation on June 1, 2022. Dear President Bio We, women’s rights actors living and...

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Public Voices Fellowship on Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls

May 13, 2022

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

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Family Laws in MENA Fail to Protect Women and Girls

May 12, 2022

As the world celebrates the International Day of Families on May 15th, millions of women and girls across the Middle East and...

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Misogynistic online abuse poses major threat to women journalists

May 3, 2022

Women journalists around the world are experiencing an exponential increase in misogynistic online abuse, which poses a grave...

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

April 27, 2022

The Adult Survivors Act is proposed legislation in New York State that would create a one year look back window to allow indi...

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A Universal Declaration on Digital Rights: Your questions answered

April 26, 2022

Earlier in April, the panelists for our webinar, ”Protecting people’s rights in the digital age: The case for a Universal...

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Yasmeen Hassan to step down as Global Executive Director of Equality Now

April 22, 2022

A statement from the Equality Now Board of Directors: It is with a great deal of sadness and pride that we are announcing the...

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A life’s work: All in the name of equality

April 22, 2022

As Yasmeen Hassan steps down as Global Executive Director of Equality Now after ten years in the role, we take a look back at...

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Sexual Violence and Intersectionality: Demanding access to justice for women with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan

April 20, 2022

Survivors with disabilities face additional barriers when trying to access justice. In Kyrgyzstan and throughout Eurasia this...

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Building on Three Decades of Equality Now – Our Hopes for the Future of Women’s Rights

April 8, 2022

Earlier this week, we shared what some members of our global team are most proud of about the work they do every day to help ...

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Together We Are Making Gender Equality Reality: Celebrating 30 Years of Equality Now

April 7, 2022

This week marks our 30th Anniversary, an exciting milestone for all of our supporters and for our team of experts across the ...