Awareness has improved, but getting good laws into place and enforced has been a challenge.
Without laws, a girl does not have equal value in society.
Understanding that a lack of support systems can leave girls in a vulnerable situation, Equality Now’s #Justice For Girls program uses strategic litigation and other forms of advocacy to help ensure a more secure childhood and adolescence.
One case can have a positive ripple effect on the rest of society.
Three million girls are at risk of being subjected to FGM each year and 80% of trafficking victims are women and girls, with the majority being trafficked for sexual exploitation.