Posts Categorized: Global Feminisim

Lobbying Tips for NOW Activists

Helpful tips and tricks to help you plan your next meeting with your member of Congress.

Time to Talk About Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula is a preventable injury during childbirth that can cause a lifetime of incontinence, extreme social isolation and even human rights violations for women if left untreated. Today an estimated two million women, primarily in developing countries, are living with obstetric fistula (it is more rare within industrialized nations because of access to better medical care).

CEDAW Hearing Encouraging, U.S. Ratification Long Overdue

NOW applauds Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for chairing a first-ever Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday on ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Eight years have lagged since the last hearing for the human rights treaty signed by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

NOW Remembers and Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Civil Rights and Women’s Rights Activist Dr. Dorothy Height

All of us at the National Organization for Women are saddened by the passing of our friend, colleague, educator, activist, and philanthropist, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height. Dr. Height lived a full life, accomplished so much for the greater good, and left a legacy of empowerment and inspiration for girls and women of all ages and all races.

NOW Congratulates Former President Kim Gandy on new VP Post at Feminist Majority

The National Organization for Women congratulates former NOW president Kim Gandy on her new position as vice president and general counsel at the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation. Gandy served in the national NOW office for 22 years, including two terms as the organization’s president, ending in July 2009. She recently completed a resident fellowship at the Harvard Institute of Politics, where she taught a series of seminars on “Winning Across Progressive Movements.”

International Women’s Day March 8, Difficult Global Times Call for Improving Status of Women

As we mark International Women’s Day on March 8, an increasing number of women around the world find themselves and their families in dire economic circumstances. While we as a nation focus on the economic realities here in the U.S., we must not let global starvation, violence, trafficking, and the lack of health care, clean water, and basic necessities fall lower on our priority list.

NOW Cheers Repeal of Global Gag Rule As First Step toward Worldwide Reproductive Justice

“President Obama took the side of justice today,” said NOW President Kim Gandy. “For eight years the Global Gag Rule has forced international family planning organizations to make an impossible choice between providing comprehensive reproductive health care, and receiving funds that enable them to help women in need. Women around the world have died as a result of this heartless policy.”