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Around the world, equal rights are under threat. Racial and religious hate crime is increasing. Misogyny is mainstream and LGBT freedoms are at risk. Equality organisations are being suppressed. For almost a decade, the Equal Rights Trust has been supporting activists to combat discrimination and promote equality. We’re committed to continuing this fight. But we need your help to fund our work.
We work around the world to ensure that all people regardless of their race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, health or other status can enjoy the right to live equally with others. We carry out our mission through advocacy, litigation, research and supporting equality movements. We have projects in more than 40 countries around the world.
We are determined to meet the increasing challenges facing equality advocates. With support from governments and foundations, we are helping groups exposed to discrimination to fight for equality. But many of our donors give us only 90% of the funding we need, and require that we find the extra 10%.
Our advocacy has helped to secure essential legal reforms in countries like Ukraine. We have provided legal advice to more than 4000 women in Kenya. We have documented discrimination in Belarus, Malaysia, Sudan and many other countries. And we have provided training and support to thousands of activists around the world.
We are determined to meet the increasing challenges we are facing. With support from governments and foundations, we are helping groups exposed to discrimination to fight for equality. But many of our donors give us only 90% of the funding we need, and require that we find the extra 10%.
For every donation made - whether it is £10, £20 or £50 we can spend 10 times that amount on our work to challenge discrimination and promote equality.
In Yemen , in the midst of civil war, we have supported courageous researchers to document more than 1900 cases of discrimination. With financial support from you, we could double this over the next year .
In Myanmar , we are supporting activists to engage Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s government of on the need for anti-discrimination law in this rapidly democraticising nation. With your help, we can develop a draft law .
Just last week, Constitutional Court in Moldova granted more than 3000 people with mental disabilities equality before the law for the first time, thanks to a case we supported. You could help us press for implementation .
To find out more about our work and to keep updated with how we’re doing on the campaign visit:
@EqualRights \ www.facebook.com/equalrightstrust \ www.equalrightstrust.org
If you donate to us, we'll thank you on social media, send you a personalised postcard from the team and depending on your donation, we can send you our latest publications and other materials.
We'll also keep you updated with news and progress on our campaign (unless you'd prefer us not to!)
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Social Thank You: We’ll give you a personal thank you on Facebook or Twitter
Estimated delivery: 1 December 2016
A personalised card from the team at the Equal Rights Trust, and our latest publication.
Estimated delivery: 1 January 2017
A personalised card from the team at the Equal Rights Trust and a copy of our two latest publications.
Estimated delivery: 1 January 2017