Every day, women and girls around the world face violence and discrimination. Sexual exploitation, violence, harmful cultural practices, and systemic inequalities violate their human rights and prevent them from reaching their potential.
Equality Now uses regional and international human rights law to hold governments accountable for their promises and to bring local issues to the attention of human rights bodies.
Equality Now’s work at a glance
Overturning sex discriminatory laws. Almost 60% of the discriminatory laws we’ve highlighted since 1999 have been fully or partially reformed.
Highlighting the urgent need for family law reform. Unafraid of difficult issues, we’re working with activists committed to tackling inequalities in family law, including distribution of marital wealth, child marriage, divorce, and custody.
Ending impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence. From Georgia and Kenya to India and Bolivia, we work with partners to hold states accountable to their international obligations and ensure they enact and effectively implement laws that protect and promote the rights of women and girls to live free from sexual violence.
Briefing Paper: Deepfake Image-Based Sexual Abuse, Tech Facilitated Sexual Exploitation and the Law
Deepfake image-based sexual abuse represents a growing and alarming form of tech-facilitated sexual exploitation and abuse that uses advanced artificial …
Submission to The UN Human Rights B-Tech Project Call for inputs: Gender, Tech & the Role of Business -September 2023
Equality Now presents the following submission in response to the UN Human Rights B-Tech Project Call for inputs: Gender, Tech & the …
2023 Update: Progress on Ending Sexism in Nationality Laws since July 2022
Our 2016 report on discriminatory nationality laws, which was sent to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, documents a wide range of harmful consequences and calls on governments to …
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None of us can afford to sit back and wait for equality to arrive – we need to act now. Only by working together will we achieve the legal and systemic change needed to address violence and discrimination against women and girls.
Social change begins with legal change and people like you — raising your voice against injustice — play a vital role in our collective success.
Still No Constitutional Equality in the US. Together, We Can Change That
Although the majority of senators voted on April 27th in favor of SJ Res 4, the resolution to recognize the ERA as the 28th Amendment, it did not gain the required 60 votes required to pass. But the ERA is …