NOW Congratulates Virginia for Passing Cyber-Flashing Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NOW congratulates and supports the signing of Virginia’s SB 493, which makes the sending of lewd images without consent a civil infraction with the penalty being as high as $500.   As we work towards creating safe spaces for women, we must continue pressing legislators to examine the dangers and harassment women Read more …

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, NOW Vows to Fight Digital Online Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and eliminating sexual assault and violence against women is one of NOW’s core issues.   Oftentimes, society only views sexual assault in physical spaces. However, we must take into context how women are unprotected in digital realms as well. That’s why the National Sexual Violence Resource Read more …

National Organization for Women calls for Cuomo resignation

“NOW salutes the brave women who told their truth to investigators. There must be consequences. NOW supports ongoing civil action against Andrew Cuomo or any criminal referrals that may emerge from this report. Andrew Cuomo has forfeited any right to call himself a leader — he needs to leave, now.”

Team USA’s Sexual Misconduct Shame

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Olympic athletes dedicate their lives to compete against the best in the world, and they should never feel threatened by a member of their own team. But that is precisely what happened for the U.S. fencing team, who were forced to stand beside a teammate with a long history of aggressive behavior, including multiple accusations of sexual assault.    Despite being Read more …