Grant Amount: $100,000 per year for two years (2023 and 2024)
Grantee Website: https://equalitynow.org/
Areas of Impact: Gender Equality, Advocacy, Safety and Security
Mission of Equality Now
The mission of Equality Now is to achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.
This partnership supports Equality Now’s work to achieve legal gender equality by bringing about specific changes in unjust laws, advocating for needed changes, and supporting collaborative networks to amplify gender equality work. Equality Now’s campaigns focus on the following four critical goals: achieving legal equality; ending harmful practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM/C) and child marriage; ending sexual exploitation; and ending sexual violence.
Why We Love this Partner
Together Women Rise’s Transformation Partnerships are designed to make the biggest impact on achieving global gender equality by addressing the root causes of gender inequality. Almost every country in the world has laws that treat women and girls as second-class citizens. It may take another 286 years to remove discriminatory laws and close prevailing gaps in legal protection for women and girls (Source: UN Women). Together Women Rise and Equality Now share a common belief that legal equality is critical for achieving gender equality and creating a better world for everyone. We are proud to partner with such an impactful, global leader in using the law to create a just world for women and girls. Since 1999, almost 60% of the discriminatory laws highlighted by Equality Now have been fully or partially reformed. The passage of the Palermo Protocol – which enshrined protection from trafficking in international law — is just one example of Equality Now’s incredible impact over the years.Location: Worldwide