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Lebanon – Equality Now joint submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child 75th Session May 2017

June 15, 2017

The submission expresses our concern about human rights violations faced by children in Lebanon, focusing on Lebanon’s obli...


Equality Now Statement to the UN HRC: Legal Review & Reforms Needed To End Sexual Violence

May 22, 2017

The United Nations’ 35th Human Rights Council Session took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 6 – 23 June 2017. Eq...


Lebanon – Equality Now submission to the Committee against Torture (CAT) 60th Session May 2017

May 15, 2017

The submission focuses on Lebanon’s obligation under Article 1 (non-discrimination) and Article 2 (obligation to prevent to...


Jordan – Equality Now submission to the Human Rights Committee (CCPR) 119th Session March 2017

April 11, 2017

The submission deals with our concern about the exemption from punishment under the Jordanian Penal Code of offenders, includ...


2016 Violence Against Girls: Summit on FGM/C report

December 7, 2016

In December 2016, Equality Now, Safe Hands for Girls, The United States Institute of Peace, and the US Network to End FGM/C c...

Court Documents

Amicus Curiae in the case of Lynch v. Morales-Santana at the US Supreme Court

October 3, 2016

On 3 October 2016, Equality Now, Human Rights Watch, and eight other international human rights organizations and institution...


GIRL MOTHERS: Forced child pregnancy and motherhood in Latin America and the Caribbean by CLADEM

February 7, 2016

Tens of thousands of girls are raped and become pregnant across Latin America every year. The ages of these girls show that t...

Toolkits & Manuals

Litigation and Advocacy Tool to End Harmful Practices

January 7, 2016

Created by Equality Now, the Centre for Human Rights University of Pretoria and the Solidarity for African Women’s Righ...