Press Release on Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall Event in Brevard, NC on 2/18/19. NC NOW (National Organization for Women), SAFE Transylvania, and Progress NC have come together to bring community awareness to the serious issue of domestic violence, also highlighting issues that victims in rural counties face.
It took nearly a year for the wife of an elected official to get a restraining order against her husband in Western North Carolina. The situation is being revealed in news articles in Transylvania County and Buncombe County. The issue of domestic violence is being explored in public forums, currently planned for February and March of 2019.
Stella Kirkendale writes about her experience at the 2018 NC NOW State Conference, starting with Audrey Muck’s new video on the fight for women’s rights and ERA, our keynote speaker, and other parts of the conference.
NC may have the most untested rape kits in the nation (15,160 reported), none reported from any college campuses (according to the report from Atty General Stein’s office), rape kits are mostly not being processed and money is not being provided to track them. One huge problem is rape is rampant at universities, and universities in NC and across the country are not handling them well. But when rapes are reported in NC, the state is falling down on the job – not processing the evidence and actually sometimes throwing away the evidence. Not processing the evidence wastes more money and causes more damage in the long run.
Join us as we concentrate on reproductive care and reproductive justice policies at the federal level. Some women’s access to reproductive care is hindered in the United States by the #HydeAmendment, a policy that Congress has renewed every year since 1976. Meanwhile, the Trump/Pence administration expanded any previous #GlobalGagRule, cutting funding off for all US global health funding in other countries rather than family planning funds alone, as in past Republican administrations.”
Upcoming ‘rape crisis sensitivity’ trainings in Fayetteville with the Rape Crisis Center of Cumberland County. Become informed about rape and sexual assault, find out how you can help survivors. One set on Saturday March 3 and 10, 2018, and the other set on Saturday, May 12 and 19, 2018. You must attend both classes of the set.
The Women’s Rally on Raleigh was a wonderful event! So Many People! Excellent speakers and performers! Perfect weather! Whether you were with us in body or in spirit (or both) here are things you may not know! Jan 20, 2018 at Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh.
Check out these pictures!
Welcome the new year with hope and ACTIVISM! Here are some events planned for January 2018.
Plan to join us at our anniversary women’s march event in 2018. We are planning a women’s rally on Raleigh, with the theme of “Women Leading The Resistance!” on January 20, 2018. Early information here.
Please join Fayetteville NOW on Dec 2, 2017, in an annual remembrance ceremony of Beryl Mitchell and other victims of domestic violence. Take a look at these frightening domestic violence statistics.