On behalf of the National Organization for Women, its members, supporters, and chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, I am writing to urge you to take decisive action regarding the homicide of Renisha McBride.
Posts Categorized: Stopping Violence Against Women
Here’s how that all adds up: women work hard, meet their responsibilities, follow the rules — and still, too often, can’t save for things like a down payment on a house in a good school district, or their kids’ college education, let alone their own retirement.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) has long fought for the rights of women throughout the United States, seeking justice for those that have been victimized or discriminated against. We believe that both of these situations have occurred in the Marissa Alexander case.
The National Organization for Women is proud of the work Montana NOW has undertaken to remove Judge G. Todd Baugh from the bench by filing an official complaint with the Montana Judicial Standards Commission. Baugh has come under intense scrutiny after sentencing a middle-aged teacher to only 30 days in jail for the rape of his 14 year old student, Cherice Moralez; Moralez later committed suicide.
In the U.S. and around the globe, women continue to be targets of sexual and domestic violence. Women are discriminated against in the workplace, and disproportionately suffer from poverty, less access to health care, less access to a livable wage, and barriers to higher education.
The Pentagon released chilling data this week that concludes there were an estimated 26,000 cases of sexual assault in the military last year, up from 19,000 in 2010. But only a small fraction of those assaults were reported — 3,374 in 2012 compared with 3,192 in 2011.
The degradation of women and girls is ubiquitous in our society. The term ‘rape culture’ is used to describe the casual debasement we all experience and witness every day. In fact, it has become such a part of our lives that it is often invisible.
With a resounding vote of 286-138, the House passed a bipartisan, inclusive reauthorization of VAWA. This is a major victory for all women. NOW thanks the steadfast champions in both the House and the Senate as well as the activists around the country who refused to give up on the countless women who will now be protected in this bill.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is a powerful player on Capitol Hill who has pretty much flown under the radar with the general public. But I predict that won’t be true much longer. Now that Cantor is taking the lead on blocking reauthorization of an inclusive version of the Violence Against Women Act in the… Read more »
The Republican House leadership has turned to its ultra-conservative, anti-woman playbook yet again to block passage of an inclusive, bipartisan version of the Violence Against Women Act.