NOW Celebrates Native American Heritage Month and Native Feminist Champions

WASHINGTON, D.C.—November marks Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the over 575 tribal communities of the United States, their cultures, and the countless contributions Native and Indigenous people have made to our society. At NOW, we are particularly thankful for the immeasurable contributions Native women have made in the name of feminism, climate justice, and equal rights for all.   From LaDonna Brave Bull Read more …

We Refuse To Go Backwards, We Must Protect Our Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Donald Trump packed the Supreme Court with justices he could count on to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Today, in the midst of a global pandemic when health care is needed most, we are watching to see if Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch deliver the goods to the outgoing President.  Women and the most vulnerable in our society know what’s at stake today. The repeal lawsuit, supported by the Read more …

The Return of Feminist Champions to the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today’s victory for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was fueled by the commitment and resolve of millions of feminists who voted in record numbers.  Our vote is our voice—and we used it in this election to make history.  After four long years, we will finally put feminist champions back in the White House. Vice President–Elect Kamala Harris “stands on the shoulders” of the giants who came before her to make history Read more …

NOW Demands Justice for the Forced Sterilization of Detained Immigrant Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The recent account, by a licensed practical nurse-turned-whistleblower, regarding the treatment of detained immigrant women at Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia is beyond horrific – it is unconscionable and inhumane.  According to the complaint, a number of immigrant women reported being recommended hysterectomies, with so many taking place, the whistleblower compared Read more …

Women may be feeling the ramifications of pandemic for ‘decades to come’

“The pandemic has absolutely impacted the progress women have made and continue to strive for in every aspect of our society, magnifying all existing inequalities and structural issues in our nation,” says Nunes. “The most apparent implication for the future is the way we as a country view health care, paid sick leave and paid family leave.”