NOW is unique in its approach to the issue of violence against women, emphasizing that there are many interrelated aspects to the issue — domestic violence; sexual assault; sexual harassment; violence at abortion clinics; hate crimes across lines of gender, sexuality and race; the gender bias in our judicial system that further victimizes survivors of violence; and the violence of poverty emphasized by the radical right’s attacks on poor women and children — all of which result from society’s attitudes toward women and efforts to “keep women in their place.”
This post contains mentions of sexual violence The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585) that addresses the jurisdictional problem described in this article was voted on during the first week of April, 2019. The bill passed the… Read more »
By Jocelyn Jacoby, President’s Office Intern I strongly believe violence against women, and particularly sexual violence, is a hate crime – and that may surprise people, even feminists. On October 2, 2006 a man walked into an Amish schoolhouse in Lanca… Read more »
By Amari O’Bannon, President’s Office Intern Recently, one of my fellow interns wrote a fabulous information piece about the rarely acknowledged sexual abuse to prison pipeline. One of NOW’s current missions is to not only spread awareness about our 6… Read more »
By Angela Myers, Communications Intern The juvenile justice system is criminalizing sexual assault victims. In our juvenile justice system, many, if not most, of the young women placed in the juvenile justice system are victims of sexual abuse. Althoug… Read more »
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Gathering near the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where a 37-year-old detainee died suspiciously just last week and sexual assault complaints have increased by 158 percent in the past year, hundreds of activists are rallying today… Read more »Read more
“The punishing conditions imposed by the Department of Homeland Security, ICE and Customs and Border Protection on immigrants at the southern border continue to threaten the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable persons,” said Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, which organized the rally.Read more
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.”Read more
The #MeToo impact: FBI’s crime report shows a spike in rape offenses, and experts say it may be a good thing
“If every girl and woman trusted that they could get sympathetic help from parents, relatives, friends doctors, hospitals, every police station, every campus dean, every workplace HR office, every school teacher or counselor, every minister or priest or coach, the reporting would double or triple,” Van Pelt noted saying that the government needs to do more and needs to protect all survivors of sexual violence.Read more
The status of women has profoundly changed, but this is what is at stake to lose if there’s a return to Taliban power.
Reflecting on the issues of domestic violence and gun violence in Part One, Part Two continues with more information about the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court, and gun laws in the states.
Printable PDF A Million Thanks to Organizers and Marchers – Women Made History! January 24, 2017 NOW activists are still thrilled and energized by the overwhelming turnout – not only for the Women’s March on Washington – but the impressive marches that… Read more »
Printable PDF Issue Advisory: It’s About POWER, Not SEX – Trump as Aggressor By Jan Erickson, NOW Government Relations Director, and Leah Schmidt, NOW Government Relations Intern October 28, 2016 Newt Gingrich, one of Donald Trump’s surrogates and form… Read more »