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.
Do you know how unsafe universities are for undergraduates? 1 in 5 undergraduate women are victims of sexual assault on campus. Join us for event on campus assault on Aug 8, 2017. 6:30pm, at NCSU.
Update and history on Women’s March on Washington. Also, look for women’s marches in other cities in North Carolina, including Charlotte and Raleigh.
Take a look at the pro-choice signature ad packet that NC NOW delivers to all NC Legislators. This year’s letter talks about anti-choice legislation in 2015 and about how HB 2 is disastrous for women.
Pictures from Press Conference on why TPP is bad for people, over 40 organizations represented! Event was 2/4/16 in Durham.
Read about 3 excellent documentaries you’ll want to see! Explore problems of campus rape and dangerous portrayal of women in media and culture. Be inspired by a sea captain/doctor bringing information and assistance to women in countries where abortion is banned.
Documentary on campus rape in the US, “The Hunting Ground,” is available for screening. As a special treat, CNN is broadcasting it on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015, at 8pm. Watch alone or with a group. Appropriate for mid teen and older. Definitely not younger children.
A highlight of national NOW conference in New Orleans was the “Breaking The Silence: A Town Hall Hearing on Women of Color in New Orleans.” The Town Hall was Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 3-6pm.
Women’s Events to put on your calendar. Up to and including NC NOW’s state conference, “Focusing Women’s Power NOW” on Oct 10, 2015.
Please take this action to help women in the military. Call or email our US Senator Thom Tillis and Senator Richard Burr asking them to curb rampant sexual assault in the Military by supporting the Military Justice Improvement Act.