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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...

Court Documents

Amicus Brief in the Case of Camila Vs. Peru

June 19, 2023

On August 22, 2022, Equality Now, Ipas, CLADEM, ELA, Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir, and eleven other organizations sign...


Russia – Submission To the UN Universal Periodic Review 44th Session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council April 2023

June 12, 2023

Our joint submission outlines the challenges in the implementation of international norms and standards and the national legi...


Sexual Violence and Disability in Kyrgyzstan: Law, Policy, Practice and Access to Justice

May 28, 2023

Globally, an estimated 736 million women have been subjected to physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence, non-partner...


Ending Child Marriage in Southern Africa: Gaps and Opportunities in the Legislative Frameworks

May 8, 2023

International human rights instruments such as the Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC), the African Charter on the Rig...


Ending Child Marriages in Southern Africa: Domesticating the SADC Model Law on Child Marriage

May 8, 2023

The SADC Model Law on Eradicating Child Marriage and Protecting Children Already in Marriage (‘Model Law’ or ‘SADC Mode...


Words and Deeds: Sex Discrimination in Personal Status Laws

May 2, 2023

The 4th UN Conference on Women in 1995 was the birth of The Beijing Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint ever ...

Fact Sheets

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Canada

April 27, 2023

FGM/C is a traditional harmful practice that involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other inju...