Since 1992, Equality Now has been working to use the power of the law to create a world where women and girls have the same rights as men and boys, with a successful track record of campaigning and litigating globally on issues critical to equality for women and girls. Honored to be a long-standing Equality Now partner, WORLD has provided data to support Equality Now’s efforts to campaign to extend paternity leave in Ireland, participated in an amicus brief on the Equal Rights Amendment in the United States, and contributed data to Equality Now’s reports on rape laws around the world and holding governments accountable in the Beijing +25 review process. We have also co-hosted meetings with leaders around the world on issues critical to the rights of women and girls globally.
Some examples of WORLD’s data and partnership with Equality Now:
Drawing extensively on WORLD’s data and analysis, the brief details the prevalence of equal rights protections worldwide, illustrates the difference they have made across countries, and explores their potential to have impact in the United States.
WORLD’s analysis of rape laws around the world for an Equality Now report helped to identify gaps in legal protections and areas for advocacy:
WORLD and Equality Now have also collaborated on a series of regional knowledge sharing workshops bringing together the Solidarity of African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) coalition to advance equality and women’s rights in Africa. Leaders and advocates from across the continent seen below in Nairobi, Kenya in 2018.