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Social change often begins with legal change and so we use the power of the law to create enduring equality for women and girls everywhere.

What We Do

At Equality Now, we believe in creating a just world for women and girls. Since 1992, our international network of lawyers, activists and supporters have tackled the most difficult issues, challenged ingrained cultural assumptions and called out inequality wherever we see it.

133 partners worked in tandem with across 36 countries in 2021
12 legal cases supported with our expertise in 2021
41 expert submissions made to the UN and regional bodies advocating for law and policy reform in 2021

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None of us can afford to sit back and wait for equality to arrive – we need to act now.

With the power of your support, we can challenge injustice; we can stand against sexual violence; we can protect and advance hard-won rights, and we can amplify the voices of survivors – so every girl can enjoy the safety, choice, and respect she deserves.

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None of us can afford to sit back and wait for equality to arrive – we need to act now.

With the power of your support, we can challenge injustice; we can stand against sexual violence; we can protect and advance hard-won rights, and we can amplify the voices of survivors – so every girl can enjoy the safety, choice, and respect she deserves.

Our Resource Center

Explore in-depth resources on women’s rights issues, including sexual violence, sexual exploitation, harmful practices, and legal discrimination from our expert network of lawyers and activists.

Words and Deeds: Sex Discrimination in Marital Status Laws

11 October 2022

The 4th UN Conference on Women in 1995 was the birth of The Beijing Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint ever …

Roadblocks To Justice: How The Law Is Failing Survivors Of Sexual Violence In Eurasia

16 January 2019

Released in January 2019, this report contains a general overview of the laws on sexual violence in the 15 countries of the f…

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Call For A Global Response

17 March 2020

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is internationally recognized as a gross violation of human rights, a form of viole…

Latest News and Insights

Slow Pace of Family Law Reform is Holding Back Women’s Rights

By Hyshyama Hamin, Equality Now Campaign Manager for the Global Campaign for Equality in Family Law In September 2021, in the midst of a pandemic-related lockdown, a 15-year-old Muslim girl from Colombo, Sri Lanka, …

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Taking Up The Torch: Mona Sinha’s message to Yasmeen Hassan, our outgoing Global Executive Director

On 30  January, Equality Now staff will bid farewell to our Global Executive Director,  Yasmeen Hassan, who has served the organization in this leadership …

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Brisa De Angulo's legal team

Judgment Issued Against Bolivia for Sexual Violence Case at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

On January 19, 2023, more than 20 years since she was first raped by her adult cousin, with the judgment from the the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR), …

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