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The latest on women’s rights across the world, including breaking news, expert opinion, and resources from Equality Now.

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Weak legal protections and inadequate funding put women and girls in Mexico at greater risk of sexual violence

>> Leer en Español Women’s rights groups raise concerns with the UN Human Rights Council over Mexico’s discriminatory rape laws and budget cuts to …


Illegal to marry below 18 – Zambia passes the landmark Marriage (Amendment) Act, 2023 

LUSAKA – Zambia, January 18, 2024 – In a momentous stride towards safeguarding children’s rights, Zambia’s parliament passed the Marriage (Amendment) Act of 2023 …


Women’s Rights’ Coalition Issues A Strong Appeal To African Governments For Swift Action Against Continued Women’s Rights Violations

Mombasa, KENYA Nov 30, 2023 – In a firm and unequivocal declaration, the SOAWR Coalition, a consortium of …


Our resources for journalists

Explore our toolkits for media professionals, providing guidelines on how to report on female genital mutilation (FGM) in a gender-sensitive, accurate and constructive manner.

Our podcast: ‘We Change the Rules’

Hosted by Samira Ahmed, ‘We Change the Rules‘ is our bold, six-part audio series exploring the history and global impact of legal inequality on women and girls.

Our experts 

Equality Now’s staff and partners are experts on women’s rights, with representation across Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East.

They are available for media interviews on a number of topics, including:

  • Women’s rights at national, regional, and international levels.
  • Legal equality for women and girls.
  • Ending sexual violence, especially around legal frameworks and access to justice.
  • Ending sexual exploitation and trafficking for sexual exploitation, including vulnerabilities to exploitation and the role of technology.
  • Ending harmful practices including FGM and child marriage, and especially regional and international legal frameworks and the global nature of the issues.

We also have a network of partners across the world and can connect media representatives with local and national organizations on request.

Get in touch 

To request an interview or comment on women and girls’ rights, please contact the relevant media team:

Explore our in-depth resources on women’s rights issues, including sexual violence, sexual exploitation, harmful practices, and legal discrimination from our expert network of lawyers and activists.