We need state laws that protect women, safeguard children and deny safe harbor to rapists who seek continued control over the women they’ve attacked.
Posts Categorized: Ending Violence Against Women
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On April 11, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was arrested and forced from power by a military coup after thirty years of dictatorship rule. Women were at the forefront, organizing peaceful protests against Bashir, that began on the eve of International Women’s Day on March 8. Their resistance was met with extreme violence… Read more »
Several states are enacting harsh new restrictions on a woman’s right to choose. Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) joins RFL to discuss us how bad it’s getting.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump announced an expanded “conscience rule,” otherwise known as a religious refusal, that will further erode the government’s role in protecting women’s health, replacing the delivery of health care with partisan, extremist politics. The rule allows virtually any individual or entity involved in a patient’s care – from a hospital’s board… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s been reported that the U.S. is threatening to veto a United Nations (UN) resolution combatting the use of rape as a weapon of war because it calls for rape victims to have access to family planning and women’s health clinics. This is only the most recent—and sickest—example of the Trump Administration’s… Read more »
The N.R.A. wants to leave open the “boyfriend loophole,” which allows intimate partners who are convicted of domestic violence, stalking or abuse to keep their firearms.
This post contains mentions of sexual violence The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585) that addresses the jurisdictional problem described in this article was voted on during the first week of April, 2019. The bill passed the House with a vote of 263-158. 33 Republicans voted for the measure. VAWA faces an… Read more »
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives took vital action today to help victims of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence and stalking by voting to reauthorize the 2019 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA / H.R. 1585). NOW leaders in the states are working with their Senators to ensure that a companion bill is passed… Read more »
Reflecting on the issues of domestic violence and gun violence in Part One, Part Two continues with more information about the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court, and gun laws in the states.
Activists play the extremely important role of creating and cultivating change in society, sometimes defying strict cultural norms or putting themselves in danger. As the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States, NOW is dedicated to taking initiative in promoting feminist ideals, leading societal change, and eliminating all forms of discrimination. This… Read more »