Equality Now, Inc.

A just world for women and girls.

aka Equality Now   |   New York, NY   |  www.equalitynow.org

Mission

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.

Ruling year info

1992

Principal Officer

Ms. Yasmeen Hassan

Main address

125 Maiden Lane, 9th Floor, Suite B

New York, NY 10038 USA

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EIN

13-3660566

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International Human Rights (Q70)

Women's Rights (R24)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Equality Now is an organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls around the world by raising international visibility of individual cases of abuse, mobilizing public support through our global membership, and wielding strategic political pressure to ensure that governments enact or enforce laws and policies that uphold the rights of women and girls.

Our programs

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General Operating

Equality Now works in four program areas - Ending Harmful Practices, Ending Sex Trafficking, Ending Sexual Violence and Achieving Legal Equality- on issues ranging from honor killings to denial of reproductive rights, from female genital mutilation to human trafficking, from rape to domestic violence.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Equality Now is an organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls around the world by raising international visibility of individual cases of abuse, mobilizing public support through our global membership, and wielding strategic political pressure to ensure that governments enact or enforce laws and policies that uphold the rights of women and girls.

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.

-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.

Equality Now is composed of 35 staff members, led by the Global Executive Director. Each of Equality Now's regional offices—Africa, the Americas, Middle East and Europe—is led by a regional director. The staff collectively has a strong background is human rights law, legal advocacy, and international and regional frameworks. The global Board of Directors consists of individuals with diverse expertise and geographic perspectives. Board member skills and areas of knowledge include international policy and women's and human rights; finance, organisational management and strategic planning; and communications, marketing and fundraising. Each member also serves on at least one official committee: Executive, Audit, Finance, Development and Communications, Governance, Nominations, or Program.

In 2019, A landmark decision by the ECOWAS Court of Justice, declaring Sierra Leone’s banning of pregnant adolescent girls and young mothers from attending school to be discriminatory, and ordering the government to lift it with immediate effect. In Tanzania, the High Court upheld a ruling declaring marriage under the age of 18 to be illegal, sending a clear message that child marriage is a human rights violation and governments are responsible for protecting girls. The CEDAW Committee ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in two domestic violence cases in Russia, and called on the government to change its laws and procedures to protect women from domestic violence. We opened our first office in the Middle East and held convenings in Beirut and Tunisia, bringing together activists from 19 countries to promote women’s rights in the region.

This year we are launching a campaign to reform the family laws that continue to allow child marriage, enforce male guardianship, and prevent access to marital property and custody of children. We are calling attention to rampant forced pregnancies of adolescent girls in Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina, and will continue to support the first case brought under anti-sex trafficking law in Malawi. Here in the U.S., we expect Virginia to be the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and are currently working to eliminate the ratification deadline to pave the way for constitutional equality in the U.S. at long last!

Financials

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Equality Now, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/24/2020
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Board chair

Susan Hassan

Gloria Steinem

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Susan Smalley

Yasmeen Hassan

Patricia Amira

Diane Feeney

Angelica Fuentes

Susan Hassan

Chandra Jessee

Dan Kelly

Simone LaHorgue

Winfred Lichuma

Chadia El Meouchi

Paula Ravets

Lara Stein

Niki Kandirikirira

Faiza Jama Mohamed

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes