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NGOs Unite to Urge The Gambian Government to Uphold Landmark Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation

October 5, 2023

Banjul, The Gambia, October 9, 2023 – The Association of Non-Governmental Organizations in The Gambia (TANGO), the Gamb...

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‘We Change the Rules’ podcast examines how legal inequality impacts women and girls globally

September 21, 2023

 ‘We Change the Rules’ is an enlightening new 6-episode podcast by international women’s rights organization Equal...

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On The 1st anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s death, A UN submission sheds light on dire human rights for women and girls in Iran

September 16, 2023

On the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s tragic death in custody following her arrest by Iran’s “morality police,” h...

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Comprehensive Legal Protection Needed Against Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting In Every State

September 14, 2023

Despite female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) affecting at least 513,000 women and girls across the United States, ni...

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Women’s Rights Organizations Unite to Launch Hurra Coalition,Paving the Way for Family Law Reform in MENA

September 13, 2023

Inequality in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is being perpetuated by family laws that curtail the legal rights of wo...

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100 years strong, the Equal Rights Amendment’s centennial marks a new intersectional era

August 1, 2023

ERA advocates gathered to celebrate its centennial and embrace a more inclusive movement for equality that champions the righ...

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Leading women’s rights Activists honored for their groundbreaking work advancing women’s rights in Africa 

July 21, 2023

20 for 20 Solidarity Awards, Aya Chebbi (L), Dorcas Akintewe (M), and Prospera Konkuri (L); Photo credit: Equality Now KENYA,...

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African Countries Show Progress in Advancing Women’s Rights: Landmark Report on the Maputo Protocol

July 13, 2023

KENYA, Nairobi, July 13, 2023 – To mark the 20th Anniversary of the Maputo Protocol and to promote the continued adopti...

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Women and Girls with Disabilities in Kyrgyzstan Face a Higher Risk of Sexual Violence and Lack of Access to Justice

May 30, 2023

KYRGYZSTAN, Bishkek, May 29, 2023  – Deficiencies in the legal system and state social policy, including closed reside...

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Countries in Southern Africa Urged to Strengthen Legal Protections against Child Marriage

May 11, 2023

SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg, May 10, 2023 – Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries have taken commendable ac...

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Call for governments to repeal personal status laws that discriminate against women

May 3, 2023

USA, New York, May 4, 2023 – Women around the world continue to face huge difficulties because of sex discrimination writte...

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Senate Vote on Resolution to Ratify Equal Rights Amendment Fails

April 27, 2023

Washington D.C., April 27, 2023 – On Thursday, S.J. Res 4 failed to pass the United States Senate although the majority...