Our Approach

Equality Now combines grassroots activism with international, regional and
national legal advocacy to achieve legal and systemic change to benefit women and
girls, and works to ensure that governments enact and enforce laws and policies
that uphold women and girls’ human rights.
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Founded in 1992, Equality Now is an international human rights organization that works to protect and  promote the rights of women and girls around the world in the areas of Discrimination in Law, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Sexual Violence and Trafficking, with a cross-cutting focus on Adolescent Girls.

We envision a world where women and girls have equal rights under the law and full enjoyment of those rights. Our Equality Action Network encompasses groups and individuals in almost every country in the world.

Key Strategies


our Equality Action Network
to put pressure on
strategically selected targets


with organizations and individual activists to conduct legal advocacy and to amplify their voices internationally


in high level advocacy
to bolster our campaigns