Equality Now

Equality Now is an international human rights advocacy organization, with offices in New York, Nairobi and London, committed to ending violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. It was among the first international organizations to develop advocacy campaigns to protect the fundamental rights of women and girls.

Equality Now
250 West 57th Street
Suite 1720
New York, NY 10107
United States
2125860906
http://www.equalitynow.org

Global Director

Yasmeen Hassan

Management Team

Yasmeen Hassan, Jacqueline Hunt, Faiza Jama Mohamed

Board of Directors

Sidiga Abdelrahim, Yasmeen Hassan, Lauren Hersh, Elizabeth Evatt, Tracy Lovatt, Susana Chiarotti, Genoveva Tisheva, Helen Zia, Heisoo Shin, Faiza Mohamed, Maha Abu-Dayyeh Shamas, Gloria Steinem, Colette De Troy, Susan Smalley, Faiza Jama Mohamed

Project Leaders

Catherine Brandli
Helen Stewart

Mission

Equality Now is an international human rights advocacy organization, with offices in New York, Nairobi and London, committed to ending violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. It was among the first international organizations to develop advocacy campaigns to protect the fundamental rights of women and girls.

Programs

Equality Now employs a social change model that links high level international and legal advocacy to specific cases of women and girls to ensure change at all levels. We have four main focus areas: female genital mutilation, sexual violence, trafficking and discrimination in law. We use the following tools and methods: - International advocacy, including through mobilization of our network - Awareness-raising through highlighting individual cases of violations and use of traditional and social media - Partnerships and coalition-building with grassroots level women's rights groups - Strengthening international and regional human rights law and mechanisms to better address the rights of women and girls - Conducting strategic litigation at national, regional and international levels to establish legal precedents - Mobilizing financial and capacity-building support Legal advocacy is necessary for the creation of sustainable and systemic change for women and girls; by publicizing individual stories, while at the same time providing support and legal advice to the partners and networks who take on cases, Equality Now has a proven track record of contributing to breakthrough results.

Statistics on Equality Now

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2012: $5,000,000
  • Annual Budget for 2008: $1,950,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $3,100,000
  • Other funding sources: Corporations, foundations, individuals, special events and investment income.
  • Religious Affiliation: none

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