Women are setting up protests around North Carolina and around the country for Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Here are the ones around North Carolina, and here is how to find one near you. If there isn’t one yet, you can make your own! Like the women’s marches.
Every town hall is a unique experience. The Voice of Domestic Violence Town Hall in Winston Salem on 4/11/19 included experts, past victims, current warriors with powerful stories and valuable information to share! Read a summary of their words here.
The weekly Tuesdays With Tillis protests continue into and beyond the 116th consecutive week of rallies around Senator Thom Tillis’ office in Raleigh. The topic on Tuesday, April 9, was the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). NC NOW President Gailya Paliga was one of the speakers, but messages about violence against women and women rising up were also conveyed through song and chants.
This week saw important actions on bills pertaining to sexual assault and rape. Finally some progress on modernizing sexual assault laws. HB393 tightens North Carolina law concerning how sexual assault is defined and prosecuted, allow sexual abuse to be investigated sooner, and increase the chances that that prosecution could result in a conviction. Carolina Public Press released their research in a series of articles focusing on sexual assault victims and inconsistent conviction rates of rapists. This bill would address some of the problems outlined.
2019 Women’s March plans around NC. 4 marches and a bus! Dates vary but all are in January. Allows you opportunities to attend one or more of the women’s marches.
Women’s rights leader and attorney Carol Robles-Roman was the keynote speaker for the ERA-NC Alliance meeting in Winston-Salem on 10/6/18. Read some of her comments here.
#StopKavanaugh rallies and protests in NC the first week of October. After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified, and Brett Kavanaugh had a major meltdown in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the country!! Protests are popping up. Hope you can attend at least one. The passionate speakers all have lots to say about how unfit this #SCOTUS candidate is.
Press conference set up around the state at three of Senator Thom Tillis’ offices – Raleigh, High Point and Charlotte. NC NOW leaders speaking at all three. Here are the details for the Raleigh event.
To show what one woman can do, and in line with our conference theme, we are screening “Seeing Allred” for our event on Friday, 10/19/18, at 7pm, in Raleigh. Attorney Gloria Allred is an inspiration! The film intertwines the stories of her life and her persistence in going after actor Bill Cosby with what ended up being 50 women willing to speak out about what he did to them. Join us!
How testing rape kits would have helped women in writer’s family, and others. One out of every six women will experience attempted or completed rape. One out of every thirty-three men will also experience it. It is so common that sadly, most of us know friends or loved ones who have been violated. We have seen DNA convict perpetrators as well as free those who were wrongly incarcerated. So why is it that we have such an incredibly large quantity of untested rape kits in North Carolina? The NCGA must allocate resources toward solving these crimes and preventing future crimes.