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Toolkits & Manuals

Shadow Reporting on the Situation of the Rights of Women and Girls in Africa: A Facilitators’ Training Manual For Civil Society Organizations

August 24, 2023

This Facilitators’ Training Manual for CSOs on Shadow or Alternative Reporting on the Situation of the Rights of Women and ...


Ending Child Marriage in Eastern and Southern Africa: Challenges in Implementing Domestic Laws and the SADC Model Law on Child Marriage

August 22, 2023

The Eastern and Southern African region has some of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with an estimated 31% o...


Kyrgyzstan – Additional information for Consideration by the Committee on the Rights of the Child at its 94th Session September 2023

August 14, 2023

This submission reiterates the concluding observations issued by this Committee at its last review of Kyrgyzstan and specific...

Court Documents

Equality Now Submits an Amicus Brief in Brazil to Promote the Enforcement of International Standards in the Case of Thelma Fardin, a Victim of Teenage Rape

July 31, 2023

Equality Now filed an Amicus Curiae before a Federal Regional Court in Brazil regarding the case of Thelma Inés Fardin, an A...


Mexico- Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review At Its 44th session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council July 2023

July 18, 2023

This submission outlines some of the continuing challenges in the criminal justice system and the legislation of Mexico in ad...


2023 Update: Progress on Ending Sexism in Nationality Laws since July 2022

July 14, 2023

Our 2016 report on discriminatory nationality laws, which was sent to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights...

Court Documents

Amicus Brief in Favour of Brisa Before the Supreme Court of Colombia

July 14, 2023

Equality Now and Comunidad de Derechos Humanos filed an amicus curiae brief before the Labor Chamber of the Supreme Court of ...


What will the impact of the metaverse be on human vulnerability?

July 12, 2023

There is much hype around the development of the metaverse, a new digital space which has the potential to be so real and imm...


Twenty Years of the Maputo Protocol: Where Are We Now?

July 4, 2023

On July 11 2003, African heads of state and government representatives gathered in Maputo, Mozambique, to adopt one of the mo...

Fact Sheets

I need the ERA because…LGBTQ+ rights are human rights 

June 28, 2023

Because discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation is sex discrimination, the ERA will make it much...


Georgia- Information on Georgia for consideration by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women at its 84th Session January 2023

June 22, 2023

This joint submission highlights the failure of Georgia to comply with its duty to provide equal protection under the law to ...


Uzbekistan – Submission to the UN universal periodic review 44th session of the UPR working group of the human rights council April 2023

June 22, 2023

Our joint submission outlines the challenges in the implementation of international norms and standards and the legislation o...