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SOAWR Strategic Plan 2020-2024

November 9, 2020

For more than a decade and a half, the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) Coalition has remained ...

Submissions

Sierra Leone – Submission to UN Universal Periodic Review 38th Session April 2021

October 21, 2020

This submission outlines the gaps in the protection of the rights of women and girls in Sierra Leone with regard to sexual vi...

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Submission to the Republic of Ireland’s Independent Review of the Operation of Part 4 of The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act, 2017

September 18, 2020

Submission to the public consultation on the Republic of Ireland’s Independent Review of the Operation of Part 4 of th...

Submissions

Bolivia – Submission to the Human Rights Committee (CCPR) 130th Session 2020

September 11, 2020

This joint submission details our concerns with regard to laws related to rape and other forms of sexual violence, and&n...

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Rape as a grave and systematic human rights violation and gender-based violence against women

August 12, 2020

On 27 May 2020, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (UN SR VAW), Ms. Dubravka Š...

Publications

Combating trafficking for sexual exploitation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

July 30, 2020

To mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020, Equality Now released Combating trafficking for sexual exploitati...

Court Documents

Letter to General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation Regarding the Khachaturian Sisters Case

July 28, 2020

Equality Now wrote to the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation in July 2020 in relation to the investigation into the...

Submissions

Submissions to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) 66th Session 2020

July 23, 2020

Equality Now submitted the following statements to the 66th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People...

Submissions

Georgia – Submission to UN Universal Periodic Review 37th Session November 2020

July 9, 2020

This submission outlines the challenges in the criminal justice system and the legislation of Georgia in addressing sexu...

Submissions

Lebanon – Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 37th Session November 2020

July 9, 2020

The submission details our concerns regarding Lebanon’s failure to uphold women’s right to equality under the n...

Submissions

UN Joint High Level Segment statement by Global Campaign regarding Equality in Family Law

July 1, 2020

Ahead of the United Nations High Level Political Forum in early July, Equality Now, Musawah, Women’s Learning Partnership, ...

Court Documents

ERA Amicus Brief in Commonwealth of Virginia, et al v. Ferriero

June 29, 2020

On January 10th, 2022, Equality Now and organizations that fight for equality around the world* filed a brief as amici c...