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Equality Now's virtual global gala Oct. 12
2021-10-06

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Equality Now announced that its annual Make Equality Reality Gala will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.

Since 1992, Equality Now has worked to ensure that laws treat men and women equally and that women and girls have access to justice. The group's advocacy has resulted in the repeal of more than 50 sex-discriminatory laws, including most recently in Syria, Switzerland, Lebanon and Jordan.

This year's gala will honor former UN Women Executive Director Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and feature the fourth annual Changemaker Award presented by Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE to Zimbabwean girls'-rights activist Shantel Marekera. The evening will also feature a special performance by 2020 D.C. Youth Poet Laureate Marjan Naderi to highlight the struggle and activism of Afghan women and girls.

Some of the artists slated to appear include Tig Notaro, Melissa McCarthy, Jane Fonda, Debbie Allen, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Atwood, Jodie Turner-Smith and Paul Reiser.

Visit www.equalitynow.org/gala_2021_cal .


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