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