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 …

Commentary: We have to stop enabling and forgiving toxic masculinity

“We must call out toxic masculinity by name when we see it and demand that those who allow this culture to spread unchecked, whether they are individuals, workplaces or social media platforms, are held accountable for their role. When it comes to violent or extremist behavior against women, crimes need to be addressed accordingly, and perpetrators must face consequences.”

It is More Vital Than Ever to Recognize National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month, 2021

As the COVID –19 pandemic raged this past year, an increased number of American women endured an ongoing plague of sexual assault. This public health and human rights crisis affects everyone – women, girls, transgender women, transgender men, men, boys, and nonbinary individuals. It is particularly devastating for Black, Indigenous and communities of color, where the criminal justice system is badly compromised by the profound intersections of systemic racism and Read more …

NOW Calls On House To Approve Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NOW salutes Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) for introducing the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021(VAWA), which will fund critical programs that support survivors.     VAWA’s authorization expired in 2018, but the scourge of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crime remains. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, one Read more …

Factsheet on CEDAW

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.