Feminist Films for April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month

There are 2 excellent new documentaries playing around NC to educate and inspire women! “The Hunting Ground” in Fayetteville and “The Vessel” in Winston-Salem. “The Hunting Ground” is especially pertinent as April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

NC NOW participating in Solidarity TPP Press Conference on 4/16/15

NC NOW is participating in the Solidarity Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Press Conference on Thursday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m. in Nash Square, Raleigh, 27601. Learn why TPP is a bad idea, and how voting on TPP without being able to fix any part of it is a worse idea.

Intent vs. Impact, speech on anti-abortion language in JVTA and blocking qualified women

Speech from Trust Women press conference on 4/8/15 about the Hyde Amendment, the anti-abortion wording in the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act and our US Senators’ interference with Loretta Lynch and Jennifer May-Parker nominations for federal positions.

Women’s Advocacy Day new date – April 21, 2015 – Join us!

Please join NC NOW at NC Women United’s Women’s Advocacy Day, which has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Join us in Raleigh and bring friends and family! We had 5 Asheville NOW past and present officers drive in to attend the last one. Registration and details are at http://www.ncwu.org/our-programs/womens-advocacy-day/. Please register for this one if youContinue reading “Women’s Advocacy Day new date – April 21, 2015 – Join us!”

You won’t believe how unsafe universities are for undergraduate women!

Can you believe the following statistics from a US Senate survey and report? 1 in 5 undergraduate women are victims of sexual assault on campus. Fewer than 5% of these rape victims report their attack to law enforcement. 8% of institutions don’t allow confidential reporting of rapes and sexual assaults. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri) had theContinue reading “You won’t believe how unsafe universities are for undergraduate women!”

Simple Justice, Long Overdue – Why We Need ERA Now!

Many people today take for granted that equal rights between men and women are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution – and are shocked when they learn that they are not. To this day, the right to vote is the only right guaranteed to the women.  And women make up more than 50% of the U.S.Continue reading “Simple Justice, Long Overdue – Why We Need ERA Now!”

TPP and how trade agreements can hurt women especially

Trans-Pacific Partnership is a regional Nafta-style trade agreement, which would grant even greater privileges to transnational corporations, and further hurt workers, communities and women in countries involved in TPP.