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Ending Female Genital Mutilation in Africa

FGM is prevalent in 28 countries in Africa. Dedicated activism has resulted in the decline of this harmful practice over the past two decades. However, in some countries, this violation still remains widespread.  Commitments to end FGM by governments ...


FGM in Liberia

What is the law in Liberia? What efforts have been made to ban the practice? Learn more from Equality Now. How prevalent is FGM in Liberia? Presently, more than half of Liberian women are living with the consequences of this harmful practice and many more are ...


28 Years of Equality Now

Equality Now is turning 28! It’s made us reflect on the progress we’ve made collectively towards gender equality over the last few decades. Here are some of our favorite moments of moving the dial towards a more equal world for women and girls. 1992 The ...


Liberia Human Rights Committee Submission 2018

The submission, based on consultation with Equality Now’s partners in Liberia including Women Solidarity Incorporated (WOSI) and the Association of Female Sociologists of Liberia (LAFSO), focuses on continued violations against women and girls, ...


How Many Girls Must Die Before Liberia Stops FGM?

On 31 March 2017, Zaye Doe, a sixteen-year-old girl died during forced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Liberia’s Tappita area.  The mutilation was carried out on Zaye and her friend by members of the influential women’s secret society known as the ...