The Supreme Court Slams the Door on the “Boyfriend Loophole”- Huge Win for Women’s Safety

Statement by National NOW President Christian F. Nunes WASHINGTON, D.C. — National NOW President Christian F. Nunes issued the following statement in response to this morning’s SCOTUS ruling on United States v. Rahimi:  “In today’s 8-1 decision, the majority of the Supreme Court rejected the challenge to the constitutionality of a federal law that bans Read more …

NOW Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

NOW Recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month  Congress Must Renew VAWA and Acknowledge Intimate Partner Violence as a Public Health Issue   WASHINGTON, D.C. — This October, as NOW recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we must also spotlight the crisis of intimate partner violence (IPV). This has become a serious public health issue, especially during the pandemic, where rates of domestic violence during lockdown increased by 8.1%, according 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 …

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 …