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Washington State introduces new law to protect women and girls from female genital mutilation or cutting

April 20, 2023

WASHINGTON STATE, April 20, 2023:  A new bill to protect women and children from female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/...

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Traditional Leaders in Liberia Make Historic Announcement Declaring Ban on Female Genital Mutilation 

February 9, 2023

LIBERIA, Monrovia, February 9, 2023: Safe Hands for Girls – represented by the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Jaha Dukure...

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Call for Governments to Repeal Laws that Discriminate against Women’s Economic Rights

January 31, 2023

UNITED KINGDOM, London, January 31, 2023 – Women worldwide are being made more vulnerable to human rights violations becaus...

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Sexual violence laws in Eurasia enable impunity for perpetrators

January 24, 2023

GEORGIA, Tbilisi, January 24, 2023 – Sexual violence laws in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan are falling we...

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights landmark ruling in Bolivian sexual violence case strengthens access to justice for girls and adolescents

January 19, 2023

>> Leer en Español BOLIVIA, Cochabamba, January 19, 2023 – A landmark sexual violence case brought by Brisa De A...

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Strengthening Kenya’s policy responses to sexual exploitation and abuse of children

January 12, 2023

KENYA, Nairobi, January 12, 2023 – Kenya has taken commendable action to tackle increases in child sexual exploitation and ...

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African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights to give verdict on case challenging Tanzania’s ban on pregnant girls and adolescent mothers attending school

November 30, 2022

ARUSHA, TANZANIA, November 30, 2022 -The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights will issue its final judgment on the Equal...

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Sex discrimination in violence laws is putting women and girls at greater risk

November 23, 2022

USA, New York, November 23, 2022 – To prevent gender-based violence and hold offenders to account, a strong and well-implem...

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Discriminatory marriage laws are putting women and girls at risk of child marriage, rape, and abuse

October 11, 2022

USA, New York, October 11, 2022 – In many countries, women and girls are denied the same legal rights as men and boys r...

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Girls in Tanzania who marry or become pregnant should be allowed to attend school

October 5, 2022

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 05, 2022 – On World Teachers’ Day, international women’s rights organisation Equality Now is de...

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Equality Now Names 30 for 30 Impact Leaders To Commemorate 30 Years of Gender Equality Work & Reform

September 29, 2022

Leading International Women’s Rights Organization To Celebrate These Women and Changemakers at 30th Anniversary Gala – No...

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Report on ‘Caste-Based Sexual Violence and State Impunity’ in Bihar Released; Consultation and Workshop Discuss Challenges Faced by Survivors and Recommendations for Change

August 3, 2022

A report researched and authored by Dalit women activists and Dalit Women Human Rights Defenders using data from 13 Indian st...