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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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Women’s Rights In Climate Change: A Perspective from Morocco at COP27

November 10, 2022

At the United Nations 2022 Climate Change Conference in Egypt, there are mounting calls for women to be guaranteed a principa...

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

September 30, 2022

An update following the 35th Special Session of the Human Rights Council An update: 15th November 2022  Equality Now continu...

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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...

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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...