From Our Global Executive Director

“When women and men share equal rights, our world is safer, there is less conflict. When you invest in women and girls, everyone thrives.”
“When women and men share equal rights, our world is safer, there is less conflict. When you invest in women and girls, everyone thrives. ”

Thank you!

With your support, we made progress in 2014.

Our experience shows that, despite differing cultural contexts, universally the challenges affecting women and girls stem from their lower value in society. Equality before the law is an essential first step to solving these challenges. Equality Now’s mission is clear: hold governments accountable for enacting good laws and enforcing them to end harmful and discriminatory practices. Even one law changed for the better has a ripple effect, affecting the lives of millions. We aim to change many laws and create a more equal world for all!

You’ve helped us champion and protect women’s and girls’ rights around the world in each of our program areas — from legislation allowing women to pass their nationality to their spouses and children on the same basis as men in Denmark, Niger, Suriname and Vanuatu; to the first prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Egypt and the UK; to improved justice systems addressing sexual violence in Kenya; to strengthened anti-trafficking legislation in the United States and Canada that targets the demand for commercial sex.

In 2014, we also focused on organizational development so that we are even better poised to help address the needs of women and girls and support our partners. To this end we added key positions to the organization, including Director of Programs, Director of Communications and Development and Program Managers for Trafficking and FGM. We are also laying the groundwork to establish a presence in the Middle East/North Africa region.

As you can see from the successes outlined in this report, our work continues to gain momentum. We thank you for your partnership and hope that you will continue to support our efforts to make equality reality.

Warm regards,

Yasmeen Hassan

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