Posts Categorized: Stopping Violence Against Women

Women’s groups blast NFL’s new personal conduct policy

Women’s advocacy groups on Thursday excoriated NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s changes to the league’s personal conduct policy, saying it does not do enough to help victims and hold players who commit domestic violence accountable. “It’s an exercise in public relations,” National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill told Reuters. “Roger Goodell’s idea of leadership is… Read more »

How Roger Goodell’s Blind Side Shattered the NFL’s Reputation

Terry O’Neill, President of the National Organization for Women, writes in an article for Time about the NFL, Roger Goodell, and Ray Rice. She challenges the victim blaming, manipulation of law enforcement, and misleading of the public in the aftermath of the latest domestic violence case within the NFL  community.

Janay Rice calls out Roger Goodell, says Ray Rice ‘told the honest truth’

“Roger Goodell’s failed leadership strikes again,” said a statement from NOW President Terry O’Neill. “NOW has been saying all along that the NFL doesn’t have a Ray Rice problem, it has a violence against women problem. “An independent judge has called Goodell’s leadership an ‘admitted failure,’ and NOW could not agree more.” O’Neill, who has… Read more »

Ray Rice wins suspension appeal, immediately reinstated

The National Organization for Women again called for Goodell’s resignation and an independent investigation into the NFL’s response to domestic violence incidents. “Instead of listening to the multiple domestic violence experts that have approached Goodell throughout his tenure,” NOW President Terry O’Neill said in a statement, “he continues to diminish, evade, and deny the realities… Read more »

Goodell’s Failed Leadership Strikes Again

NOW has been saying all along that the NFL doesn’t have a Ray Rice problem, it has a violence against women problem. An independent judge has called Goodell’s leadership an “admitted failure” and NOW could not agree more. NOW continues to call for Goodell’s resignation and for his successor to conduct a top-to-bottom, comprehensive, independent investigation into the NFL’s response to domestic violence incidents.

Statement from NOW Vice President Chitra Panjabi Regarding Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Allegations

Survivors of rape continuously face disbelief, blame, and silence when they attempt to share their stories. The cases that have unfolded around Bill Cosby are no different. As a society, we need to hold accountable all perpetrators of sexual violence – including those with celebrity status – and believe the stories of victims and survivors. We must continue to work to provide support for victims and survivors of sexual assault, seek justice for the crimes committed against them and work through education and prevention efforts to combat the problem of sexual violence and dismantle rape culture.

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill on the 2014 Congressional Elections

The latest statement from the National Organization for Women regarding the 2014 Congressional election results.

NOW Chapters Fight for Rights, Work to GOTV

The National Organization of Women was founded as a grassroots activist organization to affect change on a city, state, and national level. In the year 2014, nearly 50 years since its founding, NOW is still committed to highlighting the strong local chapters across the country that persist in grassroots efforts to create political change.