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Four Reasons Monthly Donations Benefit Both You and Equality Now

July 18, 2024

Every year Equality Now strives to expand our reach and do even more to achieve global legal and systemic gender equality. Ou...

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21 reasons why the Maputo Protocol is beneficial to women and girls in Africa

July 11, 2024

21 years ago, African States adopted the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Wome...

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Gender Equality in Progress: Equality Now at the 56th UN Human Rights Council

July 9, 2024

What is the United Nations Human Rights Council?  The Human Rights Council is responsible for strengthening the promotio...

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What’s happening with the FGM law in the Gambia? 

July 8, 2024

The law against female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Gambia is at risk. Current attempts to repeal the anti-FGM law were ig...

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The Unfulfilled Promise Of Equal Rights For Women And Girls In The U.S.

July 4, 2024

While the United States celebrates Independence Day, many Americans remain unaware that the human rights of women and girls a...

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Where you’ll find Equality Now at the Fifth Session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

June 27, 2024

The Regional Conference on Population and Development of Latin America and the Caribbean will convene its fifth session in Ca...

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Where you’ll find Equality Now at the United Nations Human Rights Council 56th Session

June 24, 2024

The fifty-sixth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) at the United Nations in Geneva takes place from J...

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5 Things You Should Know About Widows’ Rights in the MENA Region

June 23, 2024

Today, 23 June, is International Widows Day, a day to draw attention to the voices and experiences of widows and to galvanize...

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The Belém do Pará Convention at 30: Commitments to Accelerate its Implementation at the XI Conference of States Parties

June 21, 2024

The IX Conference of States Parties to the Follow-up Mechanism to the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment...

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Leveraging Sexual Violence Laws for Survivor Justice: Rethinking Accountability 

June 20, 2024

During a recent LinkedIn Live event hosted by Equality Now titled “Leveraging Sexual Violence Laws for Survivor Justice...

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Women As Weapons of War: The Role of International Mechanisms to Eliminate Sexual Violence in Conflict

June 19, 2024

As we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, warring parties must make it clea...

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Declaration of the Regional Follow-Up Articulation to the Belém do Pará Convention presented at the IX Conference of States Parties

June 17, 2024

The Regional Follow-Up Articulation to the Belém do Pará Convention, which was established by networks and civil society or...