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Leading Anti-FGM campaigner, Nimco Ali, Founder of Everyday Sexism, Laura Bates and New Statesman Deputy Editor, Helen Lewis, will join Yasmeen Hassan, Global Executive Director of Equality Now, to discuss why governments need to ensure legal equality for women and men and an end to #UnsexyLaws
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PLEASE SIGN & SHARE! Since 1995, Equality Now has been working to end the violent and abusive practice of child marriage. It is a human rights violation, often following from and leading to further human rights violations. When a young girl is married and gives birth, the vicious cycle of poverty, poor health, curtailed education, violence, instability, disregard for rule of law and legal and other discrimination often continues into the next generation, especially for any daughters she may have.

At the top levels of the United Nations, as well as by human rights organizations and civil society, ending child marriage has been identified as an important target in ending poverty and creating sustainable development. Therefore, as governments discuss new post 2015 development frameworks, the time is now for a global commitment to end child, early and forced marriage.

Please sign our petition below calling on governments to work together to make the elimination of child marriage a global priority. Equality Now will deliver the petition to all governments attending the June 2014 UN Human Rights Council session and other high level UN meetings where child marriage and post 2015 development agendas will be addressed.
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Equality Now's Faiza Jama Mohamed speaks about our anti-FGM work: "FGM is a human rights violation... Governments must take a leadership role to protect girls from this harmful practice."
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In January 2012 Shakila Bakhsh, a 16-year-old Afghan girl was raped and murdered in central Bamyan. Her body was found at the home of an influential member of the Bamyan Provincial Council, Mr. Mohammad Hadi Wahidi Bihishti, and nearly two years later, no one has been held accountable. Please join us in calling on the Afghanistan authorities to ensure that a full and fair investigation is undertaken into the death of Shakila Bakhsh and that the perpetrator/s of her rape and murder are prosecuted without delay.
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In 1995, 189 governments pledged to end sex discrimination in the law as a major step towards gender equality. It’s 2015 and we’re still waiting. Hold governments accountable to promises they made 20 years ago at the historic UN 4th World Conference on Women.

Take Action to put an end to #UnsexyLaws!
In 1995, at the historic United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, governments from around the world agreed on one of the most progressive plans to advance women's rights and achieve gender equality – the Beijing Platform for Action. In it States committed to "revoke any remaining ...
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Plz read/share/participate! Thank you to ALL of you for your continued efforts to #BringBackOurGirls!! 

“Girls are our future. Extremists know this and want to deprive the world of the hope adolescent girls embody. This is not only about Nigeria – it is about protecting the rights of every girl, everywhere to reach her fullest potential without the threat of violence.”
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PLEASE SIGN & SHARE URGENTLY! In August 2013, a 19-year-old pregnant divorced Ethiopian woman was lured to an empty property and brutally gang-raped by a group of seven men in Sudan. After a disturbing film of the rape surfaced online in January 2014, the authorities arrested everyone involved, including the victim. She was subsequently charged her with ‘offending public morality’ and found guilty of committing indecent acts – by being raped. She has since been sentenced to prison time, levied a hefty fine, and now faces possible deportation and charges under legal provisions that deal with adultery (zina), which criminalizes pregnant unmarried women – even divorcees. The rapists, who confessed to the crime, were sentenced to lashes and fines.

Urgent action is needed! An appeal has been filed on the victim’s behalf against the new criminal charges, and a court hearing on the immigration charges has been scheduled for 2 April, 2014.
In August 2013, while house hunting in Omdurman, Sudan, a 19-year-old pregnant and divorced Ethiopian woman was lured to an empty property and brutally gang-raped by a group of seven men, aged 19 to 22. Immediately following the attack, a police officer found the distraught victim, ...
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We're talking about ways to end violence against women around the world. Join us! 
 
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Founded in 1992, Equality Now is an organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls around the world by raising international visibility of individual cases of abuse, mobilizing public support through our global membership, and wielding strategic political pressure to ensure that governments enact or enforce laws and policies that uphold the rights of women and girls. With offices in New York, Nairobi and London, presences in Amman, Jordan and Washington, DC and a special initiative in Lusaka, Zambia, our areas of focus include Discrimination in Law,Sexual ViolenceFemale Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Trafficking. Combining grassroots activism with international, regional and national legal advocacy, we envision a world in which women and men have equal rights under the law and full enjoyment of those rights.