Equality Now

Advocating for legal protection

Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kenya
2015 - 2020

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 contributed to Equality Now’s success in retaining a global indicator on FGM/C in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, and advocacy for laws that protect girls and criminalise FGM/C in 3 core countries – Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.


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ONE BILLION CHILDREN. That’s how many girls and boys suffer from violence every year

The launch of Together to #ENDviolence, a global campaign and Solutions Summit Series to catalyse the political and financial commitments to end violence against children, gathered 1,900 participants from 130 countries.

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What works to prevent sexual violence against children?

The data is clear: Sexual violence affects girls and boys in every country around the world. For far too long it has been a silent pandemic, with little awareness of the scope, scale, and consequences of the problem or understanding of potential solutions. That silence has allowed violence against children to perpetuate.

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TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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