Posts Categorized: Stopping Violence Against Women

NOW Salutes Senate Vote on Violence Against Women Act, Calls on House to Follow Lead and Pass Inclusive VAWA

NOW lauds today’s Senate vote to pass an inclusive and long-overdue reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Despite efforts by a handful of misguided Republicans to undermine the bill’s important provisions, the Senate reauthorized the act with a bipartisan vote of 78-22, sending it to the House for immediate action.

NOW Foundation Files Amicus Brief in Domestic Violence Case

On Nov. 20, NOW Foundation filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of 10 women’s rights and anti-violence organizations. The brief supports reversal of an unprecedented award of $350,000 in attorneys’ fees against a woman who accused her ex-husband of domestic violence. The brief argues that such an award may chill protective mothers from raising allegations of domestic violence in custody disputes for fear of retaliation.

Hundreds of Women’s Rights Activists to Convene in Baltimore

The nation’s largest annual gathering of grassroots women’s rights activists and allies will take place in Baltimore, Md., on June 29 – July 1, 2012 at the National Organization for Women National Conference. Hundreds of women and men will convene to strategize and organize a vision for the months ahead in the fight for women’s equality.

Hundreds of Women’s Rights Activists to Convene in Baltimore

The nation’s largest annual gathering of grassroots women’s rights activists and allies will take place in Baltimore, Md., on June 29 – July 1, 2012 at the National Organization for Women National Conference. Hundreds of women and men will convene to strategize and organize a vision for the months ahead in the fight for women’s equality.