Posts Tagged: Economic Justice

Feminists plan rally to support women held in immigration detention centers

“Immigrant families are being inhumanely locked away in horrific and immoral detention facilities in Southern California and around the nation, and women and girls are suffering the most,” NOW’s president Toni Van Pelt, wrote in a statement.

Kept awake by worries, Melinda Gates pledges $1 billion to women’s rights

National Organization for Women head Toni Van Pelt wrote in an email that she welcomed Gates’ investment, saying: “The more we see women in positions of power and influence, the more it will become the norm rather than the exception.”

Abortion Rights Case Makes It Clear We Need Pro-Choice Legislature in Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a split decision that continues to limit women’s reproductive health and rights in Virginia, a federal district court ruled this week on four Virginia laws that have impeded abortion access for years. The laws are a result of Republican leadership in Virginia and their determination to deny women full health care.  “In… Read more »

As abortion rates drop across the US, experts are quick to point out that laws have nothing to do with it

“Missouri had three clinics providing care in 2017 and since then two have closed. We know that the bill passed in Missouri was not to protect women’s health – because women are safest when they have access to affordable, available abortion care not when clinics have their hands tied or are forced to close.” – Toni Van Pelt

Orwell Or Trump? White House Tells UN to Adopt Anti-Reproductive Health Doublespeak

Washington, D.C. — It’s not enough for Donald Trump and his henchman at the Department of Health and Human Services to attack abortion rights and put women’s health at risk.  At this week’s United Nations General Assembly, HHS Secretary Alex Azar tried to erase the words “reproductive health and rights” from the dictionary.  At the UN’s first high-level… Read more »

Unlock the Future for Women and Girls in Immigration Prisons

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thousands of immigrant families are being inhumanely locked away in horrific and immoral detention facilities – and the women and girls among them are suffering the most. Those fleeing to the U.S. are seeking refuge from sexual violence, assault and poverty and they deserve a fair and humane immigration process. If they are to be held in these prisons,… Read more »

We’re Doing the Work; Why Aren’t We Seeing the Equity? For Women’s Equality Day, Experts Weigh In

“Black women are still not fully recognized in their authentic selves for the unique and powerful assets and experiences they can contribute,” said Christian F. Nunes, Vice President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and chair of NOW’s Racial Justice Committee.