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

Our latest press releases

Collective action is needed to tackle sexual violence in South Asia

Nepal, July 9, 2024: A new coalition of seventeen civil society organisations is urging South Asian countries to take immediate action on high levels of sexual violence and low conviction rates. South Asian …


Women in Africa face discrimination in family laws

Nairobi, Kenya, May 15, 2024: Discrimination against women and girls remains widespread in family laws across Africa, finds new research by Equality Now. Analysis of twenty African countries reveals gender inequality in marriage, …


Trial of ex-minister for wife’s murder triggers much-needed reckoning on domestic violence in Kazakhstan

UK, London,  May 13, 2024 –  In 2017, Kazakhstan decriminalized beatings and other acts causing “minor” physical harm, with the punishment …


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.