Equality Now

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Lebanon Kenya United States of America Jordan India Georgia
Region(s)

Europe
Asia
Africa
Americas

Stakeholder Type

NGO

UN Languages Spoken

English

Impact Stories
We work effectively with survivors of sex trafficking to help them get justice and push for legal reforms to end impunity for these crimes.Equality Now has a unique focus on and strong track record in the legal systems needed to tackle abuses, advocating that governments fulfill their international human rights obligations to protect women and girls.

Organization's mission

Equality Now has been working towards endinghuman trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation for over 20 yearsand hasdeep and extensive knowledge on the issue. In partnership with grassroots organisations that are centered onsurvivors’ experience, we advocate for strong laws targeting both those who profit fromsextraffickingand those who are fueling it.Our social change model utilises legal, advocacy and partnership pathways at the community, national, regional and international levels to promote and protect the human rights of girls and women, who are the majority of victims of sex trafficking globally.

International Legal Framework

UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC)

UNTOC Working Groups

Human trafficking

Areas of work

Human trafficking

Areas of interest

Human trafficking

Skills and Expertise Offered

Advocacy, including media relations
Bringing forth/aiding judicial cases
Sharing experiences and best practice
Joint-project submissions
Connections with governmental counterparts

Skills and Expertise Needed

Sharing experiences and best practice
Joint-project submissions
Connections with governmental counterparts

Does your organization engage with UNODC

Yes

Organization work linked to UNTOC

Equality Now advocates for member states to ratify and implement the Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children, supplementing the UN Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime as a key measure to address trafficking of women and girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Public-Private partnership initiative

No

Is consent required to appear online

Yes