We Must Not Abandon Afghan Women And Girls

Washington, D.C. — Our hearts are breaking for the women and girls of Afghanistan.  As the Taliban completes its total takeover of the Afghan government, women face terrible danger and risk. The advances in women’s rights over the last 20 years are now void as Afghan women are already reporting that they are like prisoners in Read more …

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 …

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.”

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 …