International women's rights organization using the law to end discrimination and violence against women & girls globally for 30 years.

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📢The registration period for the 2022-2023 Africa Gender Equality Moot Court Competition is now open. If you’re interested in participating, please sign up before the August 22, 2022 deadline and take a look at the details here: bit.ly/3bfN1Jr
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It was exciting to see young, brilliant lawyers advocate for the uptake of the #MaputoProtocol in the 2021 Inaugural Africa Gender Equality Moot Court Competition. We’re hoping to see the same energy this year. If you’d like to participate register here: bit.ly/3BPilJQ
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Equality Now retweeted
"FGM leads to many other forms of human rights violations against girls in Kenya’s @NarokCountyGov1 and beyond. This is why the national and county governments must work together to end it and ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted,” Isaac Masinde, County Commissioner. #endFGM
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Attending paralegal training at Sarova supported by @equalitynow . This will go a long way in improving the quality of our Sexual Gender Based Violence case documentation and management.
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"@NarokCountyGov1's anti-FGM policy speaks directly to the community. We must therefore ensure that we allocate the resources needed to give it life and have it disseminated to the community so that its aspirations can become a lived reality,” @AFGMBoard's @lolojuberna. #EndFGM
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An exciting day for us in Kenya today as we witness @NarokCountyGov1 launch its first anti-FGM policy. The policy will provide homegrown solutions that will accelerate efforts to #EndFGM in the county which has a FGM prevalence rate of 78%.
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Happy Friday to all the defenders of women and girls’ rights across Africa. This is just a gentle nudge to all law students in Africa who are interested in taking part in the 2022-2023 Africa Gender Equality Moot Court Competition to register here: bit.ly/3BMUc6u
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As #Malaysia braces for the Court of Appeal's ruling tomorrow on the citizenship rights of overseas-born children of Malaysian mothers married to foreigners, @emilydingwrites recaps the mothers' powerful fight for equality. @FamilyFrontiers @eql aljazeera.com/news/2022/8/3/…
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Malaysian mothers are working with @FamilyFrontiers to end #Malaysia’s discriminatory #nationality law which prevents married women from passing nationality to their foreign spouse & mothers automatically passing nationality to children born abroad #IBelong #sayaJUGAanakMalaysia
An attack to the rights of women is an attack to the rights of everyone. Urge the government to stop their discrimination against Malaysian women. Take action now: bit.ly/FFtwitterstorm #sayaJUGAanakMalaysia #KeluargaMalaysia
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In countries like Malawi, #ClimateCrisis is making it harder for families to produce enough food to eat or sell to pay for essentials. Women are put under huge pressure to find alternative income, increasing their vulnerability to sexual exploitation & trafficking ✍ @equalitynow
Climate Change: It's vital that laws, policies & funding deliver on the distinct vulnerabilities & requirements of women so they are protected against gender-based violence & better able to cope with climate shocks., write @TsitsiMatekaire & @TaraRaeCarey ipsnews.net/2022/08/climate-…
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"For decades abortion rights activists in Latin America looked to our counterparts in the global north to learn the best litigation and advocacy tools...Inspiration is now coming from the south," the Center's Catalina Martínez Coral writes in @nytopinion: nyti.ms/3kT4W9T
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Equality Now retweeted
Thank you Sarah. I remember former Home Office Secretary Amber Rudd condemned an attempt of a similar kind from a Sierra Leonean woman known female genital mutilation cutter. @pritipatel can also do the same. This man is a threat to women & girls at risk of being subjected to FGM
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@PSGRBlantyre Executive Director Caleb Ng’ombo calls for increased funding in #Malawi to facilitate awareness within communities, law enforcement, and the judiciary about sex trafficking #sextrafficking africa-newsroom.com/press/vi…
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Equality Now retweeted
Afiqa shares how she empathizes with her mother considering the challenges of raising a daughter within their Malay Muslim culture, but is still firm in her belief that FGM/C is wrong.  #VoicesToEndFGMC 2022 project with @storycenter. Watch Afiqa's story bit.ly/ConversationAfiqa
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"I share the concerns of these anti-FGM organisations & urge you to call on the Syedna to condemn the abhorrent practice of FGM. If he fails to do so, I ask that you consider revoking his visa & take additional steps to protect girls" ✍ @SarahChampionMP to @pritipatel #EndFGM👇
I’ve written to Home Secretary urging her to consider revoking Syedna Muffadal Saifuddan’s visa for his visit to the UK due to his views on #FGM. We must also ensure additional safeguarding is in place for vulnerable girls. Solidarity with @equalitynow @FORWARDUK @DBWSGB
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Young people are disproportionality impacted by gender discriminatory laws. The fall of #RoeVWade will make it incredibly difficult for young women and adolescents to access the healthcare and resources they need. #BansOffOurBodies
"I am a hardworking student, but if I were to become pregnant where abortion is unattainable, everything I have done to secure a better future would be upended." msmagazine.com/2022/07/27/te…
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"When the detectives called, she was in a clinic waiting room. They wanted her to delay the abortion so that they could collect fetal DNA." The NYPD asked a rape victim to remain pregnant against her wishes after failing to properly investigate her case from the outset.
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