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Equality Now Teams With ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Cast In Campaign Sharing Women’s Stories Of Sexual Violence

Ever since Trump took office, with Mike Pence faithfully by his side bringing his brand of anti-LGBTQ, anti-reproductive rights history with him, there have been numerous people touting an encroaching […]

Entertainment

How To Deal With Sexual Harassment & Assault In The Workplace In Light Of #MeToo

How To Deal With Sexual Harassment & Assault In The Workplace In Light Of #MeToo

By Equality Now 90% of individuals who say they have experienced sexual harassment never take formal action against the harassment. Most stay quiet for fear of disbelief or inaction on […]

Contributors

Justice For Liz: How The World Helped A 16 Year-Old Girl Who Was Gang Raped

Justice For Liz: How The World Helped A 16 Year-Old Girl Who Was Gang Raped

By Naitore Nyamu-Mathenge, Equality Now Program Officer It was a vicious crime, attracting international condemnation and media outrage across the world. One night in 2013, a 16-year-old girl was gang […]

Causes, Contributors

What It’s Like To Become A Victim Of Sex Trafficking – Women Share First Hand Experience

What It’s Like To Become A Victim Of Sex Trafficking – Women Share First Hand Experience

Trafficking for sexual exploitation is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. The illegal industry nets $99 billion each year and is closely linked to other organized criminal activity such […]

Politics

Protecting The Girl Child: Indian Supreme Court Rules Sex With A Child Bride Is Rape

Protecting The Girl Child: Indian Supreme Court Rules Sex With A Child Bride Is Rape

This year, India marked International Day of the Girl Child with a very significant Supreme Court ruling – sex with a child bride will now be considered rape. This is a […]

Causes

Companies Must Do More To Protect Women & Girls From Being Sold Online For Sex

Companies Must Do More To Protect Women & Girls From Being Sold Online For Sex

By Tara Carey, Equality Now In the United States, the Internet is now the most frequently used platform that traffickers and “johns” use to buy and sell women and children […]

Contributors

Abolishing The Ban On Saudi Women Driving Is Great, But What About Male Guardianship Laws?

Abolishing The Ban On Saudi Women Driving Is Great, But What About Male Guardianship Laws?

By Tara Carey, Equality Now Saudi Arabian state television announced on Tuesday evening that women will be allowed to drive in the kingdom, with driving licenses to be issued to […]

Health

Human Rights Groups In Tanzania Fighting To Help Pregnant Teen Girls Complete Their Education

Human Rights Groups In Tanzania Fighting To Help Pregnant Teen Girls Complete Their Education

It’s incredibly depressing to read about such denigration of teen girls happening in 2017. Yes, we are well aware that gender inequality and discrimination is rampant in a number of […]

Politics

The Global Laws Which Show Just How Far Gender Equality Has Come In 20 Years

The Global Laws Which Show Just How Far Gender Equality Has Come In 20 Years

In 1995 at the World Conference on Women in Beijing, Hillary Clinton gave her famous speech which has been quoted time and time again: “Human rights are women’s rights, and […]

Politics

Yemen Introduces Law To Prevent Young Girls Into Forced Marriages

Yemen Introduces Law To Prevent Young Girls Into Forced Marriages

It seems these days you can’t escape the stories of girls as young as 8 being forced into marriages with men much older than them in countries like Yemen, where […]