Equality Now, New York, USA

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Equality Now, New York, USA
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Street address: PO Box 20646

Columbus Circle Station

City: New York City
State or Province: New York
Country: United States
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Location coordinates: 40° 45' 58" N, 73° 58' 57" W
Contact number: +1-212-586-0906
Contact email: info@equalitynow.org
Website: http://www.equalitynow.org/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/equalitynow
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/equalitynoworg
Target: Girls and Women
Organization type: Local NGO (operating at the community level), International NGO (operating in multiple countries), Women's network (network/coalition of people or organizations)
Sectors: Trafficking, Reproductive Rights, Political Participation/Governance, Legal Rights, Human Rights, Female Genital Mutilation, Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Violence Against Women
Year founded/registered: 1992


Equality Now works for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls around the world.


Working with grassroots women’s and human rights organizations and individual activists since 1992, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support efforts to stop these abuses.

Our work is focused into four main program areas:

•Discrimination in Law

•Sexual Violence

•Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)


Equality Now does not accept direct funding from any government.

While the main offices are located in New York, NY-USA, the organization also has offices in London (UK) and Nairobi (Kenya).


In a global effort to secure women’s rights, strategies include:

•international advocacy through the Women’s Action Network, with membership of over 35,000 groups and individuals in over 160 countries who call on governments to guarantee women’s rights;

•campaigns to raise awareness by highlighting individual cases of pervasive and severe violations against women and girls;

•building partnerships and coalitions with grassroots women’s rights groups to amplify local and global advocacy;

•strengthening international and regional human rights law and mechanisms that address the rights of women and girls;

•conducting strategic litigation at national, regional and international levels to establish legal precedents on women’s and girls’ rights;

•mobilizing financial and capacity-building support for partners on the ground;

•using the media to bring these stories to the public.

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