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Female Genital Mutilation Continues Amid Sudan’s Conflict and Forced Displacement

February 27, 2024

By Paleki Ayang, Gender Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa, Equality Now  South Sudan, February 26, 2024: Fema...

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New research brief: Doxing, digital abuse and the law

February 27, 2024

Doxing typically involves the deliberate sharing of private, personally identifiable information on the internet, without con...

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Announcing a new partnership between Equality Now, ANDHES and CLADEM aimed at ending sexual violence in Tucuman, Argentina

February 23, 2024

We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership in Argentina with CLADEM (Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Def...

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Where You’ll Find Equality Now At CSW68

February 22, 2024

The sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations Headquarters in New Y...

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We have come too far to go back now: Preserving and implementing the Anti-FGM Law in The Gambia is a mark of meaningful progress

February 17, 2024

Opinion by Dr. Isatou Touray and Faiza Mohamed On September 11, 2023, Human rights advocates and the broader human rights com...

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Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting in Asia remains a neglected problem 

February 7, 2024

By Nawmi Naz Chowdhury, Global Legal Advisor at Equality Now Significant advances have been made in Africa towards ending fem...

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As we advocate for Zero Tolerance for FGM, let’s not ignore this important Accountability Tool: The ACHPR-ACERWC Joint General Comment on FGM 

February 5, 2024

Nearly 140 million women and girls in the African continent have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM),  a serious human...

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Global Best Practices in Combating Forced Marriage

January 26, 2024

Abducted, raped, forced to marry her rapist. Murdered when trying to escape the marriage she never wanted. Forced into marria...

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Parliament to Consider Landmark Draft Law that Aims to Prevent Child Marriage in Lebanon

January 25, 2024

In light of the move by the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee in Lebanon to discuss a draft law that aims to unify the age...

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The rise of deepfake image-based sexual abuse necessitates urgent and comprehensive responses from technological innovation, legal reform, and societal awareness   

January 22, 2024

A new research brief, co-authored with AUDRi with support from law firm Hogan Lovells, Deepfake image-based sexual abuse, tec...

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Women’s Human Rights Defender Faces Imprisonment in Kazakhstan

January 16, 2024

Equality Now Statement of Support for Dina Smailova Equality Now would like to extend our support for Dina Smailova, a human ...

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Addressing the drivers of child marriage in Uganda, with Joy for Children Uganda’s Moses Ntenga

January 8, 2024

Uganda’s 1995 Constitution – the supreme law of the country –  sets the legal age of marriage at 18 years old....