March 3, 2012
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.
Equality Now’s global membership, the Equality Action Network (EAN), is the driving force behind our campaign work. Consisting of members in more than 160 countries around the world, the network is a formidable vehicle advocating for the advancement of women’s and girls’ rights. As members of EAN, individuals and organizations voice their opposition to abuses against women in letter-writing campaigns and petitions targeted at governments, and by raising awareness within their communities.
Since our inception government officials in countries targeted in our campaigns have reported on the influx of letters they have received from around the world as a result of our campaigns. Letters from the network matter and have played play a crucial role in putting pressure on governments to pass or implement laws and policies that protect the rights of women and girls.
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Equality Action Network members stay informed and active through Actions, Urgent Alerts and Newsletters, which draw attention to human rights issues around the world. Information is available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish to promote broader access to information and to encourage extensive grassroots activism.
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