Equality Now
Equality Now works for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls around the world. Working with grassroots women’s and human rights organizations and individual activists since 1992, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support efforts to stop these abuses.
About Meryl's involvement
Many thanks to Equality Now for submitting a summary of Meryl's involvement for Simply Streep
For over a decade, Meryl Streep has generously offered her time, brilliance and kind advice to Equality Now, an international human rights organization that works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. Ms. Streep serves on the Advisory Council of Equality Now and has supported the group in countless ways and with stunning generosity. Ms. Streep has presided over many initiatives, such as moderating international press conferences calling for the participation of Afghan women in the reconstruction of their country and at the United Nations urging governments to repeal laws that discriminate against women. Ms. Streep has also spearheaded a number of fundraising events throughout the years for the organization. She organized an event auctioning the wardrobe of “The Devil Wears Prada” at a special screening and donated a portion of those proceeds to Equality Now and also raised considerable funds trading on the floor of the financial institution ICAP on their Charity Day, to name just two examples. Ms. Streep’s immense contributions to Equality Now reflect her outstanding commitment to human rights and equality for all.
Links & Research
Equality Now official website
Appeal to George W. Bush by Equality Now, Meryl Streep, and others