For Immediate Release
Contact: Diane Minor, Jeni Hyder
February 15, 1995
An Internet presence will allow NOW to reach a wide public audience through this rapidly expanding medium. It will enable NOW both to efficiently inform the media, and thereby the public, and to collaborate with other organizations.
This exchange of information and resources with feminist activists and organizations will reach around the world, providing new links with women in countries where the cost of travel and communications has been an impediment. This is especially important this year, with the Fourth World Conference on Women Aug. 30 to Sept. 15 in Beijing.
NOW's presence on the Internet is expected to expand the universe of people who are aware of NOW and educated on women's issues. And as the number of state and local NOW chapters active on the Net grows, NOW's internal democracy and grassroots leadership will be strengthened by cross-fertilization and increased access to information.
Kim Gandy, NOW Executive Vice-President, said that the "increased presence of strong women's voices in cyberspace will surely make it a friendlier, less hostile place for women and girls. NOW will be a welcome and welcoming presence for anyone who wants to advance the cause of women's equality."
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