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A Call for an Intersectional Feminist Informed Universal Declaration on Digital Rights

April 5, 2022

The Internet is in many ways a reflection of “real life” and thus structural inequalities, such as racism and misogyny th...

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Liberian government suspends FGM for three years: What’s the next big step?

March 31, 2022

In February 2022, the head of the Traditional Council of Liberia, Chief Zanzan Karwor announced a three-year suspension on FG...

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Good Laws Are The Floor, Not The Ceiling Of What We Can Achieve

March 28, 2022

Good laws can not only signal and even positively influence society’s values, they also provide a structure from which to p...

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Equality Now High-Level Mission to Eliminate FGM in Sierra Leone Makes Gains with Key State Agencies

March 22, 2022

As part of our campaign for the enactment of a specific law criminalizing female genital mutilation (FGM) without exception t...

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Human Rights Court to Hear Groundbreaking Case on Sexual Violence in Bolivia

March 17, 2022

On March 29th-30th, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) will hear the case Brisa De Angulo Losada v. Bolivia, a...

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Commission on the Status of Women 66 – Our Statement

March 14, 2022

Equality Now, an international human rights organization and a steering committee member of several coalitions, including the...

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The best path to gender equality is through family law reform

March 8, 2022

For the past 20 years, International Women’s Day has been celebrated across Afghanistan’s urban centers. The government h...

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Sexual Violence Laws are Failing Adolescents

March 3, 2022

At Equality Now, we have been on a years-long journey to track and analyze sexual violence laws and their implementation arou...

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Equality Now and NIHOL are joining forces to promote gender equality in Uzbekistan

February 23, 2022

Despite recent action to improve gender equality in Uzbekistan, there is still far to go. As in most post-Soviet countries, t...

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Noura Hussein freed from prison

February 18, 2022

In 2018 you supported a campaign that helped Noura Hussein, a young Sudanese woman escape a death sentence. Noura was forcibl...

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Welcome statement from Sierra Leone’s Speaker of Parliament on outlawing FGM

February 7, 2022

Following yet another tragic death in Sierra Leone due to female genital mutilation (FGM), 130 women’s rights organizations...

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Invest in the Multi-Sectoral Approach to end FGM

January 31, 2022

As Zero Tolerance Day for Female Genital Mutilation approaches, we look at why anti-FGM laws are still needed, and how a mult...