Watch Military #MeToo Panel #3 Here (DV Struggles in Military)

Fayetteville NOW, Raleigh NOW, and NC NOW held a panel on DV Struggles in the Military, focusing on Issues Fort Bragg and other military installations. NC NOW chapters are concerned about the level of domestic violence occurring in military families and on military bases. We have a special interest in the plight of military spouses. We bring attention to the struggles faced by the spouses and their children along with identifying what services are offered to them or denied them. This post includes the link to watch the panel.

Materials for Domestic Violence Struggles In The Military, 5/26/21

Domestic Violence Panel #4 Program includes the agenda, panelist biographies, upcoming events, information on the Lautenberg Amendment, and more.

Military MeToo Panel #3 on Domestic Violence is 5/26/21 at 10:30am

Please join us on May 26 at 10:30am for our third Military #MeToo panel, this one on Domestic Violence Struggles In The Military. We have a panel of experts lined up and will hear victim stories as well as learn about what could be used or done from people who deal with victims. This event is on Zoom.

NC NOW Legislative Update #2 in 2021 – 2/8/21

See NC NOW’s first legislative update of the session, courtesy of NC NOW’s Robin Davis. It begins as follows.

“The North Carolina General Assembly is back in session. That means, pay attention because your life, your liberties, and your rights are on the line.”

NC NOW Legislative Update #1 in 2021 – 2/1/21

See NC NOW’s first legislative update of the session, courtesy of NC NOW’s Robin Davis. It begins as follows.

“The North Carolina General Assembly is back in session. That means, pay attention because your life, your liberties, and your rights are on the line.”

12th Annual DV Wreath Laying Ceremony with Fayetteville NOW, 12/5/20

On Saturday, December 5, 2020, the Fayetteville Chapter of NOW held their 12th Wreath Laying Ceremony in honor of Beryl Lorraine Mitchell, a victim of domestic violence. This is the 12th year that Fayetteville NOW has done this annual graveside wreath laying. They remember Beryl Mitchell, and they talk about the problem of Domestic Violence that plagues us.

Upcoming events – May and June, 2020

Here are some upcoming events in May and June 2020, and some past events that you can watch online. Chapel Hill NOW is sponsoring the Breaking the Silence event on May 16. Look for a press release. Charlotte NOW is cosponsoring a women’s roundtable event in Charlotte on Jun 2. With so many events online, you can watch them at your convenience!

Action: Contact US Senate To Reauthorize a Strong VAWA – 2020

Indigenous women are raped, beaten and murdered at astounding rates. Proposed changes to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) would help deter these crimes and punish perpetrators by increasing tribal jurisdiction to include sexual violence, sex trafficking, stalking, and child abuse.  We need to push our US Senators to reauthorize a strong VAWA like the one that passed in the US House over a year ago (4/4/19).

Coronavirus Pandemic Shows Women Living On The Edge

Many women are living on the edge, living hand to mouth, or barely surviving and coronavirus shutdown is exposing their vulnerability. These articles explore 4 issue areas. 1. For abused women and children, the lockdown can cause a powderkeg of violence, because they have lost the relative safety and time away at work and school.Continue reading “Coronavirus Pandemic Shows Women Living On The Edge”