Posts Categorized: Ending Violence Against Women

National Organization for Women Condemns Assaults Against Sudan’s 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 »

Trump Expansion of Religious Refusal Targets Women, Shreds Democracy and Puts Politics Over Health Care

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 »

Trump Tells UN to Accept Use of Rape as War Weapon

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 »

Indigenous Women Can’t Get Justice: You Should Care

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 »

NOW Applauds the House Passage of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, Urges Action in the Senate

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 »

This International Women’s Day NOW Celebrates Activists at Home and Abroad

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 »