This International Women's Day, Allianz Global Investors is partnering with Equality Now to #PressforProgress and support causes that are focused on protecting and promoting the human rights of women around the world. We are inviting AllianzGI colleagues who would like to show their support to make a donation by clicking on the “Donate Now” button on the right-hand side of this page. AllianzGI will match 100% of all employee donations made.
About Equality Now (www.equalitynow.org) :
With persistence and the help of our partners and supporters, Equality Now helps change laws and attitudes by advocating for legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. We envision a world where women and girls have equal rights under the law and full enjoyment of those rights.
Equality Now is dedicated to:
Gender Equality: Women and girls are fundamentally equal to men and boys. Universality: Everyone, everywhere, has the right to live without violence and discrimination.
Partnership: We value strong reciprocal relationships with organizations and activists who also champion equality.
Speaking Up and Out: Where others see controversy, we see opportunities for activism and change.
Our international network of lawyers, activists, and supporters hold governments responsible for ending legal inequality, sex trafficking, sexual violence and harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and “child marriage”.
We know that communities are more peaceful, safe and prosperous when women are treated equally with men. We know that change can take a long time and that there are periods of regression but we are committed to getting the job done, step by step, case by case. The repeal, change and implementation of law is one the most powerful routes to achieving gender equality. Over the course of 2017 Equality Now has focused on: Ending Harmful Practices; Ending Sexual Violence; Ending Sex Trafficking and Legal Equality.