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Equality Now Statement Supporting Women & Girls’ Human Rights in the Current Israel-Hamas Crisis

Equality Now acknowledges the immense pain and suffering experienced by all people throughout the current crisis. We do not condone violence in any form and send our condolences to all who have suffered harm and lost loved ones.

As an organization that supports the rights of women and girls, we work on how the law can contribute to ending discrimination and violence, for all. As we have done in times of conflict, we will identify violations of international and humanitarian law, drawing attention to the specific impact on all women and children, and provide analysis, insights and recommendations for action to governments and international human rights bodies to hold perpetrators of violence to account.

We underscore the importance and urgency of a peaceful resolution in accordance with international law. We strongly recommend that women must be substantively and meaningfully included at the center of these discussions.