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Statement By Equality Now On The Occasion Of The 42nd Ordinary Session Of The African Committee Of Experts On The Rights And Welfare Of The Child

November 28, 2023

Joint General Comment on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Equality Now welcomes the launch of the Joint General Comment on Fem...

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Changing the law. Changing lives: Celebrating 16 Days of Activism and the Power of Legal Equality

November 23, 2023

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence starts this week, a time every year when individuals and organizations arou...

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Equality Now And Our Partners Welcome the UN Human Rights Committee’s Strong Recommendations on Iran

November 22, 2023

Equality Now and our partners, the Centre for Supporters of Human Rights and Femena, welcome the UN Human Rights Committee’...

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UNHRC Adopts Our Recommendations to the US

November 13, 2023

In September 2023, Equality Now, with the ERA Coalition, Unchained at Last, the US End FGM/C Network, and the Alliance for Un...

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Regional Civil Society Organizations in Solidarity to End Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa

November 7, 2023

August 23rd-24th, 2023, was a diverse gathering where Equality Now, in partnership with UNFPA, hosted over 50 representatives...

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Equality Now Statement Supporting Women & Girls’ Human Rights in the Current Israel-Hamas Crisis

October 23, 2023

Issued 11th December 2023 Our thoughts are with all of those who have endured pain and loss during this harrowing time. We ap...

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Equality Now lends its voice to the regional meeting on ending FGM medicalization in the Arab States

October 23, 2023

Equality Now was honored to participate in the regional meeting on ending FGM medicalization in the Arab States in Cairo, Egy...

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Equality Now in Brazil: Strengthening Alliances for Legal and Systemic Changes to Protect Women and Girls from Violence

October 17, 2023

>>Leer en español >>Ler em português Exciting news from Brazil! This month, Equality Now had the opportunity to...

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To End Child Marriage in Southern and Eastern Africa, Governments Need To Strengthen Laws and Implementation 

October 12, 2023

By Divya Srinivasan, Global Lead for End Harmful Practices, Equality Now Almost one-third (32%) of women aged 20 to 24 in Eas...

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Statement on the Humanitarian Crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh

September 26, 2023

Equality Now would like to express mounting concern over the escalating humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh. Nagorno-Kara...

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Connections, Commitments, and Clarity of Direction: Takeaways from the 78th UN General Assembly

September 24, 2023

The 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA) was a jam-packed couple of weeks (any New Yorker will tell you the streets most certainly...

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Where you’ll find Equality Now at the 78th UNGA

September 12, 2023

It’s that time of year again: the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly is on in New York City. Equality Now ...