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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...

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Constitutional Equality is Non-Negotiable

January 27, 2022

Today, our Legal Advisor Jorie Dugan spoke in front of the White House on the urgent need to incorporate the Equal Rights Ame...

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Why We Need International Action to End Online Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

January 19, 2022

Ending online sexual exploitation and abuse (OSEA) is one of the most pressing issues of our time, yet key challenges remain ...

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The ERA in 2022: What’s Next

January 14, 2022

Learn more about Equality Now’s recent amicus brief in defense of the ERA, and what else is coming up for the Equal Rights ...

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60-year sentence – Kenyan court sets precedent on trafficking for sexual exploitation

January 12, 2022

On November 26, 2021, a Resident Magistrate in Kenya’s Shanzu Law Court delivered a landmark ruling, finding a prominent bu...

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Sierra Leone urged to ban FGM following death of 21-year-old woman

December 24, 2021

In Sierra Leone on 20 December 2021, 21-year-old Maseray Sei died from complications arising from Female Genital Mutilation (...

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Bolivia must guarantee the absolute prohibition of torture and mistreatment: United Nations Committee Against Torture

December 10, 2021

On October 11, 2021, the Coalition against Sexual Violence against girls and adolescents in Bolivia, comprised of Equality No...

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Kenya Shadow Report on Maputo Protocol Points to Opportunities and Challenges in Enforcing Women’s Rights Treaties

December 6, 2021

In early 2021, Kenya became only the 17th country out of the 42 state parties to the Protocol to the African Charter on Human...

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Accessible Justice: Sexual violence against women and girls with disabilities

December 3, 2021

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Created in  1992, the United Nations established IDPD as bo...

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Weaponizing defamation lawsuits against survivors violates international human rights

November 29, 2021

Over the past decade, there has been an increase in the use of defamation lawsuits to retaliate against and silence women who...

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6 Reasons to Give to Gender Equality this Giving Tuesday

November 26, 2021

At Equality Now, we know that discriminatory laws don’t reverse themselves and that change is not possible unless we all wo...