Wednesday, March 21, 2012

National Organization for Women News: VAWA, Olga Vives, UN Panel, 2012 Conference

NOW News and Action Summary

National Organization for Women:
News & Action Summary

MARCH 20, 2012


Violence Against Women Act Needs Your Voice Now!

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Take action today by calling AND emailing your senators and urging them to co-sponsor, if they are not already on the bill, and to support a "clean" VAWA, with no harmful amendments. Republican senators who have joined as co-sponsors also need positive reinforcement. Take action NOW

NOW Foundation Presents Panel on Indigenous Women at UN Event

On March 8, the NOW Foundation sponsored a panel addressing "Issues Confronting Indigenous Women in Rural USA." The panel was part of the parallel events of the 56th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which took place in New York City, Feb. 27-March 9, 2012. NOW Foundation's participation was made possible with a grant from the Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights. Read more.

In Memoriam: Olga Vives; Former National Officer "Wasn't Through Yet"

[photo - Olga Vives]

NOW and the women's movement lost a valiant champion on March 16. Olga Vives served as NOW's executive vice president from 2005 to 2009, and NOW's action vice president from 2001 to 2005. Read more.

2012 National NOW Conference

2012 National NOW Conference

Energize! Organize!
Stop the War on Women

Baltimore, Maryland

Conference Registration is Open! Visit the recently updated conference website to register, arrange your stay, and sign up for conference email updates.

2012 is also a region conference year! Learn more »

Submit a Workshop Proposal for our Conference

Maybe YOU could be part of the conference program! We are currently accepting workshop proposals. Don't delay -- the April 2 submission deadline is fast approaching! Learn more.

2012 Conference Promotional Opportunities

NOW also invites you to take advantage of our promotional opportunities - become a sponsor, exhibitor, and/or program book advertiser. More information »

Catholic Bishops Still Morally Challenged in Sex Abuse Cases

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is at it again. In addition to playing a major role in the right-wing war on women, the all-male hierarchy of the Catholic Church is trying to silence an organization dedicated to helping women and men who have been victimized by clergy. Read more.

Grassroot Spotlight

Maryland NOW



Maryland NOW participated in Harriet Tubman Testimony Day in Annapolis.

Grassroot Spotlight

Fayetteville, NC NOW

Photo Credit: Frank Maness

Photo Credit: Frank Maness

Fayetteville NOW demonstrated at the Market House on March 15, to Stop the War on Women. There were about 50 men and women -- ages 15 to 83 -- in attendance!

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