Posts Categorized: Ending Violence Against Women

A Million Thanks to Organizers and Marchers – Women Made History!

Printable PDF A Million Thanks to Organizers and Marchers – Women Made History! January 24, 2017 NOW activists are still thrilled and energized by the overwhelming turnout – not only for the Women’s March on Washington – but the impressive marches that took place in hundreds of cities and towns across the U.S. and around… Read more »

Issue Advisory: It’s About POWER, Not SEX – Trump as Aggressor

Printable PDF Issue Advisory: It’s About POWER, Not SEX – Trump as Aggressor By Jan Erickson, NOW Government Relations Director, and Leah Schmidt, NOW Government Relations Intern October 28, 2016 Newt Gingrich, one of Donald Trump’s surrogates and former Speaker of the House, was congratulated by the candidate Wednesday for taking down Fox News’ Megyn… Read more »

Issue Advisory: Batterers are Often Sociopaths

Abusers Often Sociopaths -Those of us who work to end domestic and sexual violence know that physical or emotional abuse is just that: abusive, destructive behavior. Unwanted sexual touching is a form of sexual violence and rape is an act of extreme violence, motivated by a desire to overpower and hurt someone. Verbally, emotionally and/or physically abusing an intimate partner is domestic violence – and, in many cases, the perpetrator is impelled to do it because they have a psychologically disordered personality.

ISSUE ADVISORY – Change Demanded for Widespread Sexual Harassment in National Park Service

The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS) will be celebrated on August 25. President Obama observed the coming anniversary in late June by touring Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico and Yosemite in California, the oldest national park. Obama has added 22 sites to the National Park system, set aside over 265 million acres – more public lands and water systems than any other president and says that he is not finished setting aside land for conservation.

#SayHerName: Loreal Tsingine and Korryn Gaines

At a time when police shootings of African-American men is under intense scrutiny, the incidence of shootings of women of color by police also demands specific attention. Vulnerable women are often placed in impossible situations, by the legal system, by the criminal justice system, by abusive relationships or family crises. Two recent incidents raise a… Read more »

We Can No Longer Be Silent: How Intimate Partner Violence Affects Women of Color

By Amari O’Bannon, President’s Office Intern Recently, one of my fellow interns wrote a fabulous information piece about the rarely acknowledged sexual abuse to prison pipeline. One of NOW’s current missions is to not only spread awareness about our 6 core issues, but also to help people realize the undeniable extent to which these issues… Read more »