Defend the Human Rights of Adolescent Girls

by Equality Now
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Aug 11, 2010

Summer 2010 Update on AGLDF

Pakistan ā€“ incest (AGLDF) The trial date in Nā€™s case has now been postponed to September 2, 2010. We have commenced work on our report on rape and incest in Pakistan and are currently working on compiling a list of good practices on procedural and substantive laws on rape/incest from around the world. We are coordinating with our partner organization War Against Rape to assemble a list of attending Pakistani organizations for the workshop on incest we plan to hold in December.

Zambia ā€“ teacher rape Equality Now is currently compiling model school guidelines on sexual harassment and grievance procedures to submit to the Zambian Ministry of Education to help them formulate guidelines to address violence against schoolgirls.

Possible new cases Brazil Sex tourism Equality Now is investigating a sex tourism case involving a US citizen who has been accused of bringing onto his fishing tours in Brazil young girls who were then sexually exploited by his clients. We have written statements from five of the victims and are exploring the possibility of bringing a lawsuit in the United States on behalf of them. Through this civil litigation against a sex tourism company, we hope to obtain restitution for the girls as well as set a legal precedent on civil remedies available to such victims, which we hope will serve as a deterrent to sex tourists.

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Equality Now

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.equalitynow.org
Project Leader:
Helen Stewart
New York, NY United States

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