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The State We’re In: Ending Sexism in Nationality Laws

January 7, 2016

Our 2016 report, which was sent to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, documents a wide range of harmful...


Learning From Cases of Girls’ Rights

November 7, 2015

Representing the knowledge gained from cases undertaken as part of Equality Now’s Adolescent Girls’ Legal Defense Fund (A...


Prevalence of FGM in England and Wales

July 7, 2015

This report contains estimates of the numbers of women with female genital mutilation (FGM) living in England and Wales, the ...


Words and Deeds: Holding Governments Accountable in the Beijing+20 Review Process

March 7, 2015

In 1995, at the historic United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, governments from around the world agreed on...


Juris Prudence on Sexual Offences Proposals to Close the Gaps for the Prosecution of Rape in Sudan

January 7, 2014

This report complements Equality Now and partner advocacy in Sudan aimed at getting clarity and guidance in the law to addres...


Protecting the Girl Child: Using the Law to End Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Related Human Rights Violations

January 7, 2014

Building on the body of Equality Now’s work for the protection of girls and women’s rights, this report illustrates the i...


Tackling FGM in the UK: Intercollegiate recommendations for identifying, recording and reporting

November 1, 2013

The recommendations contained in this report from the Intercollegiate Group (Equality Now, Royal Colleges of Midwives, Nursin...


Trafficking Survivor Stories

March 7, 2013

To draw international attention to the experiences, needs, and demands of women and girls who have faced commercial sexual ex...


Research Methodological Workshop Report: Estimating the prevalence of FGM in England and Wales

March 23, 2012

To explore the methodological options for the collection of robust prevalence data on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Engl...


Protecting Girls from Undergoing FGM in Kenya and Tanzania

November 7, 2011

This booklet explores the challenges and accomplishments of Equality Now partners in Kenya (Tasaru Ntromonok Initiative) and ...

Toolkits & Manuals

A Guide to Using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa for Legal Action

September 7, 2011

This guide provides step-by-step guidance for using the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa at local, national, and reg...