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Listening to the spaces in between.

March 7, 2023

by Sharmila “Mona” Sinha, award-winning global gender equality advocate and the Global Executive Director of Equality Now...

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What could the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the ERA mean for equality in the US?

February 27, 2023

Update:  On 28 February, 2023, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its disappointing decis...

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FGM in the Maldives – The Dilemma of Culture, Religion, and the Law

February 25, 2023

By Zayan Ismael, General Secretary at Uthema, Maldives As one of the smallest countries in South Asia, the Maldives has gaine...

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Where you’ll find Equality Now at CSW67

February 20, 2023

The sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York takes...

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2022/2023 Africa Gender Equality Moot Court Competition

February 14, 2023

Equality Now, the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR), KICTANET and the Strathmore University School of Law hoste...

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Governments in Asia must take action on female genital mutilation

February 6, 2023

By Nawmi Naz Chowdhury, Global Legal Advisor, Equality Now   Ending female genital mutilation (FGM) globally is una...

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The Global Campaign for Equality in Family Law* supports Indian Muslim women’s call for legal equality on child marriages in India

February 3, 2023

The Global Campaign for Equality in Family Law is a campaign led by eight women’s rights organisations, with the goal of eq...

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Slow Pace of Family Law Reform is Holding Back Women’s Rights

January 27, 2023

By Hyshyama Hamin, Equality Now Campaign Manager for the Global Campaign for Equality in Family Law In September 2021, in the...

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Taking Up The Torch: Mona Sinha’s message to Yasmeen Hassan, our outgoing Global Executive Director

January 23, 2023

On 30  January, Equality Now staff will bid farewell to our Global Executive Director,  Yasmeen Hassan, who has ser...

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Judgment Issued Against Bolivia for Sexual Violence Case at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

January 20, 2023

On January 19, 2023, more than 20 years since she was first raped by her adult cousin, with the judgment from the the Inter-A...

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Addressing Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Kenya: Launching a Roadmap for Action  

January 12, 2023

As part of our ongoing efforts to end sexual exploitation in Kenya, together with our partner Trace Kenya, we have released a...

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Equality Now’s statement on the announcement of the Taliban to ban women from attending universities in Afghanistan

December 23, 2022

Equality Now is deeply concerned at the announcement of the Taliban Minister of Higher Education on December 20, 2022, to ban...