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Status of women’s and girls’ rights in Kenya, 26 years after Kenya committed to the promotion of gender equality

July 30, 2021

NAIROBI/LONDON/WASHINGTON D.C. July 30, 2021 - It has been more than 26 years now since more than 180 governments, includin...

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#EndCasteBasedSexualViolence campaign launched by National Council of Women Leaders

July 19, 2021

INDIA, July 19, 2021: National Council of Women Leaders (NCWL) is a newly established coalition bringing together from acro...

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Rape laws across South Asia insufficient, inconsistent, and poorly enforced, leaving women at heightened risk of sexual violence

April 21, 2021

INDIA, New Delhi, April 21 - A new report reveals how laws on rape in South Asian countries are insufficient, inconsistent, a...

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Women’s rights organizations challenge Mali’s lack of anti FGM law at the ECOWAS Court of Justice

April 12, 2021

ABUJA, NIGERIA, April 12, 2021 – Leading women’s rights organizations have jointly filed a case at the Economic Community...

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Kenya’s High Court rules anti-FGM law is constitutional: A jubilant day for girls and women in Kenya

March 17, 2021

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 17 – A three-judge bench of the High Court in Nairobi has upheld and validated the constitutionality...

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Child marriage is a serious problem in Georgia, survivors are calling for change

December 7, 2020

GEORGIA, TBILISI, December 7, 2020 - Georgia has one of the highest rates of child marriage in Eastern Europe, but the prob...

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India’s justice system is failing survivors of caste-based sexual violence

November 24, 2020

NEW DELHI, INDIA, Nov 25, 2020 – A new report reveals how India’s justice system is failing survivors of caste-based sex...

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Court case filed against Tanzania to overturn ban on pregnant girls attending school

November 19, 2020

NAIROBI, KENYA, Nov 19, 2020 - International women’s rights organization Equality Now alongside its partner in Tanzania, ha...

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Campaigners demand government action on epidemic of caste-based sexual violence in Uttar Pradesh

October 3, 2020

Over 75 human rights organizations sign an open letter to Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister over failure to protect Dalit ...

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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights to hear landmark case on endemic sexual violence of adolescent girls in Bolivia

August 11, 2020

LA PAZ, BOLIVIA/NEW YORK, NEW YORK, August 11, 2020 - On August 7th, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) a...

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Equality Now calls on Mali to take urgent action to protect girls and women from female genital mutilation

July 6, 2020

BAMOKO, July 6, 2020 - Equality Now welcomes the comprehensive and timely report by the Committee on the Elimination of D...

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Victory for girls in Sierra Leone as the government lifts the ban that prohibits pregnant schoolgirls from attending school

March 30, 2020

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, March 30 – The government of Sierra Leone has finally lifted the discriminatory ban that prohibits...