Mobilize 100 people
Women in every country of the world are prevented from the full enjoyment of their civil, political, economic and social rights. Violence against women exists in every corner of the globe: 1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. In many of these cases justice is never carried out. Additionally, explicitly discriminatory laws in every country perpetuate the unequal economic, marital and social status of women.
Your gift will enable Equality Now to produce and distribute Women's Action campaign alerts to approximately 100 members of the Women's Action Network, who voice their opposition to human rights violations against women and girls by contacting government authorities, circulating petitions and raising awareness in their communities. When governments encounter protest from around the world, they know they are being held accountable for these human rights abuses. The activists you help mobilize will, for example, protest the failure of the Mexican government to resolve the abduction and murder of women in Ciudad Juárez, and demand justice for Woineshet Zebene Negash, who at 13 was abducted and raped in Ethiopia. Your gift helps channel collective outrage into strategic action, and the public pressure generated continues to multiply, resulting in a greater impact in the struggle for justice and equality for all women and girls.