Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
- Equality Now, 1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ
Aims & activities
Equality Now works for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls around the world. Working with national women's rights organisations and individual activists, we document violence and discrimination against women and girls and add an international action overlay to support their efforts to advance equality rights and defend individual women who are suffering abuse.
What the charity does
- Other charitable purposes
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- Other defined groups
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Sponsors or undertakes research
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £3.2K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £578.1K Other assets
- £142.3K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
Costs incurred in generating income as a proportion of total income and endowments received in the reporting period. May include spending to secure future funding.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
independent examiner has
qualified these accounts
TO PROMOTE THE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS (AS DEFINED IN THIS CLAUSE) OF WOMEN AND IN PARTICULAR: 1. TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC BY CARRYING OUT RESEARCH INTO THE MAINTENANCE AND OBSERVANCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS, PARTICULARLY AS RELATES TO WOMEN, AND TO PUBLISH THE USEFUL RESULTS OF SUCH RESEARCH; 2. TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS, PARTICULARLY AS RELATES TO WOMEN, BY DISSEMINATING MATERIALS REGARDING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND THE VIOLATION OF SUCH HUMAN RIGHTS; 3. TO PROCURE, THROUGH INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY, THE ABOLITION OF DISCRIMINATION AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN; 4. TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO NEEDY VICTIMS OF BREACHES OF HUMAN RIGHTS, PARTICULARLY WOMEN; "DOMESTIC HUMAN RIGHTS" MEANS THOSE HUMAN RIGHTS WHICH: (1) CONSTITUTE FREEDOM FROM GENOCIDE, SLAVERY OR THE SLAVE TRADE, UNLAWFUL FORCED LABOUR, EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLING OR TORTURE; OR (2) ARE ENSHRINED OR INCORPORATED INTO THE DOMESTIC LAW OF THE COUNTRY IN WHICH IT IS SOUGHT TO PROMOTE THOSE RIGHTS; OR (3) DEFINED IN ANY INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON HUMAN RIGHTS (INCLUDING THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS OF 1950, AND ANY SUCH DECLARATION RESOLUTION OR CONVENTION OF THE UNITED NATIONS OR ANY OF ITS ORGANS OR AGENCIES OR ANY TREATY OR INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO BY ANY MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATIONS THAT IS REGISTERED UNDER ARTICLE 102(1) OF THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER, INCLUDING IN ALL CASES ANY SUPPORTING DOCUMENT AND ANY SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENT AND INCLUDING THOSE RULES AND LAWS WHICH FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY AND WHICH MAY BE DESCRIBED AS "INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW" WHICH CAN BE ENFORCED IN RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL). "INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS" MEANS ANY RIGHTS SECURED BY INTERNATIONAL LAW, WHICH DO NOT FALL WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC HUMAN RIGHTS.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 09/10/2003 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 11/01/2005 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 14/12/2015 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 21 MAY 2016 as amended on 07 Mar 2019
Area of benefit
Not Defined. In Practice, Worldwide.
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
- 10 Trustees
- 7 Employees
- 2 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Gloria Steinem||None on record|
|Sue Smalley||None on record|
|Susan Hassan||None on record|
|Daniel Kelly, Jr||None on record|
|Diane Feeney||None on record|
|Simone Lahorgue||None on record|
|Lara Stein||None on record|
|Patricia Amira||None on record|
|Chadia El Meouchi||None on record|
|Chandra Jesse||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Throughout England And Wales