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A quarter of countries still have nationality laws that discriminate against women

July 7, 2022

KENYA, Nairobi, July 7, 2022 – A quarter of countries still have discriminatory nationality laws that deny women the sa...

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Victims trafficked for sexual exploitation are being failed by Malawi’s criminal justice system

June 16, 2022

BLANTYRE, MALAWI, June 16, 2022 – Victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation (sex trafficking) in Malawi are being fail...

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YW4A partnership focuses on strengthening human rights for young women in Egypt, Kenya, Palestine, and South Sudan

April 7, 2022

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 7,  2022 – The Young Women for Awareness, Agency, Advocacy and Accountability (YW4A) programme i...

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MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett award Equality Now $15 million gift to advance women’s and girls’ rights

March 23, 2022

USA, New York, March 23, 2022 – Equality Now, a leading international women’s rights organization that harnesses the ...

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Africa making progress on tackling gender-based violence thanks to multi-sectoral approach but shortfalls remain, finds new report

March 23, 2022

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 23, 2022 – A new report has found countries in Africa are making progress in addressing and preventin...

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Following another death from FGM in Sierra Leone, 130 women’s rights groups around the world call on the government to criminalize FGM

February 1, 2022

February 1, 2022 – Following yet another tragic death in Sierra Leone due to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), women’s...

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National and international laws are failing to protect women and girls from online sexual exploitation and abuse

November 15, 2021

USA, New York, Nov 15, 2021 – Online sexual exploitation and abuse (OSEA) of women and girls is increasing at an alarmi...

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Special Manual developed for Investigators, Prosecutors and Judges working on Cases of Sexual Violence in Georgia

September 22, 2021

TBILISI, GEORGIA - A new manual, aimed at improving access to justice for victims of sexual violence in the Georgian crimina...

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

September 15, 2021

USA, New York, September 15th - A new report by international human rights organization Equality Now reveals how rape laws a...

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India’s government must do more to end caste-based sexual violence, say Dalit women’s rights activists

August 31, 2021

INDIA - Dalit women’s rights activists in the National Council of Women Leaders (NCWL) are voicing serious concerns ab...

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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...