Equality Now is an international human rights charity dedicated to ending violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. Our vision is a world in which women and men have equal rights under the law and full enjoyment of their human rights.
The UN estimates that 1 in 3 women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or abused in her lifetime. This abuse includes rape, sexual abuse, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) - over 130 million girls and women worldwide are living with the consequences of FGM alone. Violence and discrimination also stop girls and women from fulfilling their full potential which means they are less able to live their lives on equal terms and so the cycle continues.
Equality Now’s vision is a safer and brighter future in which there is no violence and discrimination against women and girls in the world
At Equality Now we believe everyone can make a difference and that together we can achieve concrete change to enhance the lives of women and girls everywhere. We work to protect and promote the rights of women and girls around the world by publicising abuse and mobilising public pressure. We distribute information on women's rights violations, along with recommended actions for publicising and protesting them, from letter-writing campaigns and petitions to social and media networking. Raising public awareness is the first step to stopping an abuse and we work with our organisational and individual members and other partners worldwide to channel advocacy for human rights for women.
Our programmes cover ensuring legal equality and ending FGM; trafficking in women; and sexual violence. See our latest campaigns at www. Equalitynow. Org
Equality Now aims to:
- work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls around the world.
Established: October 2003
Registered Charity Number: 1107613
Full time staff: 9
Phone number: 0207 304 6902
Address: Equality Now,1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website