Equality now

Equality Now

Founded in 1992, Equality Now is an organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls around the world by raising international visibility of individual cases of abuse, mobilizing public support through our global membership, and wielding strategic political pressure to ensure that governments enact or enforce laws and policies that uphold the rights of women and girls. With offices in New York, Nairobi and London and presences in Amman, Jordan and Washington, DC, areas of focus include Discrimination in Law, Sexual Violence, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Trafficking. Combining grassroots activism with international, regional and national legal advocacy, Equality Now envisions a world in which women and men have equal rights under the law and full enjoyment of those rights.

Website: http://equalitynow.org

Police, judges, doctors are all continuing to fail girls in Egypt. Still no ‪#‎JusticeForSoheir‬, while convicted doctor agrees to perform ‪#‎FGM‬ on journalist's niece. ‪#‎EndFGM‬

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The First Egyptian Doctor Convicted of Female Genital Mutilation Manslaughter Is Still Free and Practicing | VICE News
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#16days‬ TAKE ACTION: In ‪#‎Chile‬, the law declares that men are the head of the household and control all marital property -- including property owned by their wives.

Raise your Voice! Call on President Michelle Bachelet to change this! ‪#‎MakeEqualityReality‬

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The Civil Code | Equality Now
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#‎16days‬ Take ACTION: Lebanese women do not have the equal rights as Lebanese men to pass their nationality on to their spouses and children. Past provisions are not enough - Lebanese women and their families are suffering. ‪#‎MakeEqualityReality‬
In its recent report on ‪#‎Lebanon‬, the ‪#‎CEDAW‬ Committee called on the country to adopt legislation to address this discrimination and ensure equal rights for women

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Treaty bodies Download
http://tbinternet.ohchr.org
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#‎16days‬ TAKE ACTION! In Pakistan, woman's court testimony is worth half that of a man's in certain civil matters. Raise your voice to help change this! ‪#MakeEqualityReality
French: http://www.equalitynow.org/fr/law/le_q…_la_preuve
Arabic: http://www.equalitynow.org/ar/law/1984
Spanish: http://www.equalitynow.org/es/law/la_o…_de_prueba

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Le Qanun e Shahadat, 1984 (Loi sur la Preuve)
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‪#‎16days‬ TAKE ACTION - Protect Kenyan girls from female genital mutilation and 'child marriage'!

##‎FGM‬ Prevalence rates in Kenya are dropping. Help keep up the global momentum to end #FGM and ‪#‎childmarriage‬! ‪##TheAfricaWeWant‬ ‪##AGS2015‬ ‪##JusticeforGirls

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‪#‎16days‬: Italy is considering enacting laws that would exploit women. TAKE ACTION to stop this!

“We cannot accept that politicians are making law proposals which violate basic human rights while so many human beings are reduced to slavery.” – Adelina (kidnapped from Albania and trafficked into street prostitution in Italy)

“Instead of shutting us in brothels and profiting from us (…) the state should put an end to this suffering.” – Heaven (sexual abuse survivor, exploited in a brothel from age 14)

‪#‎ListentoSurvivors‬ ‪#‎EndSexTrafficking‬ ‪#‎EndDemand‬

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“The ban is an essential first step towards ending ‪#‎FGM‬ and we commend President Jammeh on finally announcing it,” said Mary Wandia, the FGM programme manager at women’s rights campaign group Equality Now. “A law must now be enacted and properly implemented to ensure that every girl at risk is properly protected. The government needs to show strong commitment and prioritise this issue in a country where three quarters of women have been affected and reductions in prevalence have been slow to materialise.” ‪#‎EndFGM‬

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The Gambia bans female genital mutilation
http://www.theguardian.com
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Along with our partners the Center for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA) and Egyptian Coalition on Children's Rights (ECCR), we traveled to Mansoura to push for the Dr. Fadl's immediate arrest. Though the Chief of Police promised to do within 48 hours - he has yet to do so. CEWLA and ECCR have also filed a request with the Egyptian Medical Syndicate to revoke his medical license. We will continue to keep you updated as this progresses. ‪#‎JusticeforGirls‬ ‪#‎EndFGM‬

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Egypt female circumcision doctor 'remains on the run'
http://www.dailystar.com.lb
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François Labert

Let me write some words in French to tell you how all your acts mean to me and too difficult for me to say in English : Après avoir passé un peu de temps sur votre page et votre site internet, je me suis rendu compte du service que vous rendez à l'humanité tout entière, et je vous remercie sincèrement pour tout ce que vous faîtes / thanks you for all you've done !

"It requires a cultural shift to fully implement the law, the training of judges, and reaching remote rural areas." - Christa Stewart, Equality Now ‪#‎JusticeForGirls‬

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Guatemala Bans Child Marriage
http://www.huffingtonpost.com
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Christa Stewart, of women’s rights charity Equality Now, hailed the law as “a really important step in recognising the full potential of girls and reframing how girls should be treated in society”. ‪#‎JusticeForGirls‬

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Guatemala bans child marriage but 'cultural shift' required, advocates say
http://www.theguardian.com
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Please help us spread the word. We're hiring a new Director of Finance & Administration based out of our New York office.

Applicants should apply directly to jobs@equalitynow.org with required information provided in the job description. No calls, please.

Director of Finance and Administration
http://www.equalitynow.org
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What is your ‪#‎HopeforOurDaughters‬? We are thrilled to announce that Focus Features chose Equality Now as one of their charity partners for its US campaign for the powerful equal voting rights film, Suffragette! Through Nov. 26, $1 will be donated to Equality Now (up to $15,000) for people who post a photo of themselves to Instagram holding up a sign with their hope for the future using the hashtag #HopeForOurDaughters. Let the world know your #HopeforOurDaughters today!

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TOMORROW October 31 in Washington DC - Global Woman is holding its 2nd annual walk to #endFGM. Still time to register

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Our Speakers
http://globalwomanpeacefoundation.org
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Safe houses springing up in Kenya for domestic violence victims (via Big News Network)

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Safe houses springing up in Kenya for domestic violence victims
http://www.bignewsnetwork.com
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'#FGM: reporting of cases among children becomes mandatory'

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FGM: reporting of cases among children becomes mandatory
http://www.theguardian.com
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Put pimps out of business. Give 1 minute on EU Anti Trafficking Day #EndDemand

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Action
http://www.turnofftheredlight.ie
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My body will not be mutilated on your watch #RuralWomensDay #VoiceoftheRuralWoman #MaputoProtocol #EndFGM

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Hear, hear! ‪#‎DayoftheGirl‬ ‪#‎JusticeforGirls‬ ‪#‎IDG2015‬ ‪#‎MakeEqualityReality‬
Take Action! www.equality…plore_laws

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