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New UN report on religious belief & the rights of women and the LGBTQ+ community

March 25, 2020

In preparation for his newly released report, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, conv...

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Gloria Steinem: 10 quotes from the front-lines of the fight for equality

March 25, 2020

1. “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will tre...

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The official global picture of FGM/C is incomplete

March 17, 2020

According to official UNICEF figures (2020), FGM/C affects at least 200 million women and girls in 31 countries worldwide. Th...

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Equality Now Recommends 🎬📚🎧

March 8, 2020

March 8 was International Women’s Day, but we think every day should be international women’s day. And a great way to cel...

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Why International Women’s Day still matters in 2020

March 7, 2020

We live in a world where gender equality is still an aspiration. Until we make equality a reality, March 8 is a day to call f...

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Brands to support for International Women’s Day

March 5, 2020

As we all come together to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, we want to highlight some brands you can confide...

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Words and Deeds: Holding governments accountable in the Beijing+25 review process

March 3, 2020

In 1995, at the UN’s 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, governments from around the world agreed on a comprehensive ...

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Survivors of FGM/C unite to call for an end to the practice

March 3, 2020

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Call for a Global Response, a new report released by Equality Now, End FGM European Netw...

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To the women who made this possible – ‘thank you’

February 24, 2020

Six brave women did the hard work of holding Harvey Weinstein accountable. Today, a man who had long been sheltered by his we...

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#SaferInternetDay 2020

February 11, 2020

February 11 is #SaferInternetDay which aims to create both a safer and a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use ...

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How can youth end FGM?

February 5, 2020

Ahead of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on February 6th, we spoke to young activists...

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Marital rape is not a crime in India. It needs to be.

January 31, 2020

Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code explicitly allows a man to rape his adult wife. In 2015 RIT Foundation filed a petition ...