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Meet Rob Cartwright- Equality Now Donor #16days

December 7, 2018

Rob has been an Equality Now donor since 2017. His regular gift allows Equality Now to continue our vital work.  What in...

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Meet Ivana, María, and María – Lawyers

December 5, 2018

Ivana Mónica Leyva Jimenez, María Leonor Oviedo Bellott and María del Carmen Arispe Fuentes are lawyers at CUBE the servic...

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Meet Mary – Founder of REEP #16days

December 1, 2018

Mary Makokha originally worked as a freelance journalist before founding REEP (Rural Education and Economic Enhancement Progr...

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Meet Helen Payne – Online Activist #16days

November 29, 2018

This year, through online actions Helen has stood with Noura in Sudan, the detained women’s rights defenders in Saudi Arabi...

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Meet Elba Nuñez – Lawyer #16Days

November 28, 2018

Elba is a lawyer and activist at the Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Defense of Women’s Rights. F...

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Why Give to Equality Now this #GivingTuesday

November 26, 2018

Here are the reasons you should make a gift for women and girls this #GivingTuesday It has been a roller coaster of a year fo...

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Detroit FGM decision puts tens of thousands of women and girls in the US at risk of FGM

November 21, 2018

As a member of the steering committee of the United States End FGM Network, Equality Now is deeply disappointed and concerned...

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FGM rates are falling in Africa but we mustn’t be complacent

November 13, 2018

New research released this week by BMJ Global Health has reported a “huge and significant decline” in the number of girls...

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Meet Nita Bhalla – Journalist #16Days

November 10, 2018

Nita is the East Africa Correspondent for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. She covers, disaster, conflict, environment, human ...

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What is the scale of trafficking for sexual exploitation in the UK?

October 18, 2018

Today is UK Anti-Slavery Day and EU Anti-Trafficking Day. Despite international law prohibiting trafficking in human beings, ...

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‘My Mother Cut Me When I Was 7 So I Could Be Married to an Old Man’

October 10, 2018

Despite Kenyan laws against harmful practices, Kenya is still failing to protect girls from ‘child marriage’ and Female G...

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In memoriam – Dr. Sidiga Washi

October 5, 2018

It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of inspirational women’s rights activist Dr. Sidiga Washi, who served as ...