Experts in domestic violence describe a pattern known as “intimate terrorism” that demands total control over every aspect of a partner’s life, and uses violence to instill fear and reinforce control.
Posts Categorized: Stopping Violence Against Women
Important first steps toward change “include a meaningful vote on gun violence legislation and reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The Senate simply must act to stop the violence,” the NOW president said.
“The fix is in to elevate Gen. John E. Hyten,” Toni Van Pelt, the president of the National Organization for Women, said in a statement, “despite credible accusations of sexual assault made by an officer under his command.” She called on the committee to allow Colonel Spletstoser to testify publicly.
Minnesota’s statutes have been updated continuously to delineate reasons for revoking parental custody — from abandonment to egregious harm — yet there are no statutes governing the parenting, or co-parenting, of a child conceived as a result of rape.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The fix is in to elevate General John E. Hyten to be vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the military’s second highest position, despite credible accusations of sexual assault made by an officer under his command. Col. Kathryn Spletstoser has told investigators and the media about Gen. Hyten’s repeated sexual advances,… Read more »
Minnesota will be center stage for conversations about women’s rights. Leaders of the feminist movement will gather in the Twin Cities in mid-July for the annual conference of the National Organization for Women.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s far past time Alexander Acosta resigned. Since December, the National Organization for Women has been calling on him to leave his post as Secretary of Labor. Acosta allowed Jeffrey Epstein, a serial child molester, to use his wealth, power and influence to escape serious penalties for his crimes. The charges brought against… Read more »
Border Patrol was found to have the “lowest percentage of women on their force out of any federal law enforcement agency” in 2017.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recent reporting confirms that migrants are being subjected to inhumane conditions at detention centers run by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agency. Furthermore, an investigation by ProPublica revealed abhorrent online behavior of CBP agents targeting both women and people of color with hostile and derogatory remarks. NOW stands against the… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – From protecting women’s reproductive health and equal pay, to immigration reform and the importance of the female vote in the upcoming elections, women’s issues are dominating headlines every single day. Next month in Minnesota, the National Organization for Women (NOW) will hold its annual conference, with events revolving around this year’s theme: “Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is Now.” NOW and its members will come… Read more »