Equality Now

Advocating for legal protection

Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kenya
2015 - 2021

Equality Now is a legal advocacy organisation that uses a combination of national, regional and international human rights law to secure justice and protection for women and girls at risk of harmful practices. HDF funds have contributed to Equality Now’s success in retaining a global indicator on FGM in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, and ongoing advocacy for laws that protect girls and criminalise FGM in 3 core countries – Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.


The first US summit to end female genital mutilation

The momentum generated by summits like this is the lifeblood of change. At the heart of the movement to end FGM are the survivors who represent the most vulnerable and at risk – those without a platform to speak. Activists…

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Launch of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

The Global Partnership today also launched the new INSPIRE package of seven proven strategies to prevent violence against children, created with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the CDC, End Violence Against Children, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), The U.S….

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