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Feminist Culture Club — 2023 Top Picks in Film, TV, Podcasts, and Books

January 8, 2024

Popular culture, expressed through art, literature, sound, and film, can be a powerful way to explore women’s diverse persp...

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South Asian Women and Girls Need Responsive Legal Systems to Gender Violence

January 8, 2024

Criminal justice systems in South Asia are failing women despite stark statistics on the prevalence of violence. WHO estimate...

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Prolonged Droughts Are Putting Girls in Kenya at Heightened Risk of Child Marriage and Other Human Rights Abuses

December 11, 2023

By Tara Carey, Global Head of Media, Equality Now In Kajiado County, a drought-stricken region along Kenya’s border with Ta...

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84 Organizations Urge Immediate US Government Action to End Sex Discrimination  

December 8, 2023

Following the favorable adoption of our recommendations by the United Nations Human Rights Committee in November of 2023, dur...

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Stalling at The Crossroads of Artificial Intelligence – The Time to Act is Now 

December 1, 2023

By S. Mona Sinha, Global Executive Director at Equality Now, and Ivana Bartoletti, Co-Founder of the Alliance for Universal D...

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The SOAWR Coalition Call to Action and Accountability Statement to the African Union Member States

November 30, 2023

Introduction We, members of the SOAWR Coalition, are deeply concerned about the continued violation, infringement, abuse, and...

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Statelessness: Why Nationality Rights Are Crucial For African Women

November 28, 2023

Nationality rights encompass the legal acknowledgement of an individual’s connection to a specific nation. It confers upon ...

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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...