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Breaking the silence: Ending sexual violence in the Maldives

November 24, 2021

Sexual violence thrives in silence. It thrives in the silence of communities who excuse it as a ‘private issue’. ...

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A Culture of Shame: Equality Now and Nemolchi.uz publish a new report highlighting the gaps in sexual violence laws in Uzbekistan

November 23, 2021

Around the world, laws are failing to protect women and girls from sexual and gender-based violence. We partnered with the Uz...

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Yasmeen Hassan speaks at High-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

November 22, 2021

The following remarks were delivered at the United Nations by Yasmeen Hassan on November 22nd, 2021. H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid,...

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U.S. Teen Miatta Shares Her Story On International Day For Zero Tolerance of FGM

November 11, 2021

Today is The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Typically taking place during...

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Mexico: In the midst of a femicide crisis, the 2022 budget must prioritize public policies to deal with gender-based violence

October 21, 2021

UPDATE: In September 2022, with ongoing concerns about sufficient funding for gender-focused programs in Mexico, the Aliadas ...

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Five Things To Know This International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2021

Today, October 11, is International Day of the Girl Child, an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the potential of girls t...

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Statement from 5 Afghan Women’s NGOs: Our rights are human rights

September 29, 2021

Equality Now is sharing a proclamation to the international community by five Afghan Women’s NGOs, who have shared this...

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Improving the Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Violence Cases in Georgia together with the Council of Europe and UN Women

September 22, 2021

In collaboration with the Council of Europe and UN Women, as well as the Ministry of Internal Affairs and General Prosecutorâ...

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5 Eurasian Women’s Rights Activists You Should Know

September 21, 2021

Equality Now has the privilege to partner with women’s rights activists from around the world. Through a series of blogs, w...

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The Hathras Case One Year On: Exploring the impact of landmark cases of caste-based sexual violence in India

September 14, 2021

On the first anniversary of the Hathras gang-rape case, which led to the death of a young Dalit woman in September 2020,...

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Writing for Her Rights: The role of the media in ending FGM in West Africa

September 2, 2021

An estimated 55 million girls under the age of 15 in 28 African countries have experienced or are at risk of experiencing fem...

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Afghanistan: Religion, tradition and women’s rights

August 27, 2021

A statement from our Global Executive Director, Yasmeen Hassan, on the ongoing situation in Afghanistan and what it means for...