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 …

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Every Day, We Must Uplift Native Women’s Voices

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, October 12, NOW is proud to continue to take part in the national movement to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day and to reject the racist history of the Columbus Day observance. To continue to honor the legacy of a man who stole sacred and ancestral land from Indigenous people and caused centuries of colonization and genocide is an act of violence against Native Americans. Instead, we must utilize this day to Read more …

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NOW Demands Reauthorization of VAWA

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Every minute, an average of 24 individuals in the United States are the victims of physical abuse, stalking, or sexual assault at the hands of their intimate partners, with 35.6 percent of women in the U.S. experiencing some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. This October NOW observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month as a means to advocate for survivors and mobilize towards a future that puts an end Read more …