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Equity Forward is an accountability organization that produces investigative research on domestic and global human rights, gender equity and sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. Founded in 2017 to serve as a watchdog over the Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), we have grown and pivoted over time, increasing the federal agencies we monitor, the geographic areas in which we work, and the issues we oversee.

Utilizing robust public records research, qualitative interviews, opposition research, legislative tracking, and policy analysis, we investigate domestic and global patterns, connections and attacks on abortion and birth control, as well as human rights, gender equity and racial justice issues.

We make our information available and user-friendly for the communities we work with. We take complicated findings and make them accessible—hitting the sweet spot in between extensive, dense research and topline communications. We exist because groups and policy makers tell us that they need the tools and information we supply but that they aren’t able to do the work themselves. We work with allies to develop campaigns and solutions that create change, achieve maximum impact, and ultimately improve people’s lives.