The equality effect is an innovative charitable organization that brings together leading human rights experts in Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, and Canada to conduct ground-breaking legal work on women’s and girls’ human rights issues. The equality effect provides knowledge leadership and human rights education. The Canadian experience in advancing women’s equality rights is the reference for the work at the express request of our African partners. The equality effect works to advance women’s and girls’ human rights and promote women’s and girls’ empowerment through the development of equality research, strategic action plans, and the implementation of practical equality initiatives (e.g. public legal education, policy reform, judicial training, test case litigation, etc.) that will result in tangible change. The primary focus of the organization’s work relates to violence against women, the feminization of HIV/AIDS, and women’s property rights.