News from NOW
Colombo. Sri Lanka. An entire shelf in the "beauty products" section of Cargill's supermarket is stacked with Fair & Lovely products--little pink rectangular boxes decorated by two versions of the same female face. One is dark and depressed; the oth…
When researching child beauty pageants for my college capstone project, I was surprised by some parents' reasons for supporting the contests. I had only expected to encounter mothers who were living vicariously through their children and believed women's…
Suzanne Bonamici (D) is running a special election, following the resignation of Rep. David Wu. The primary is this Nov. 8 quickly followed by a general election on Jan. 31, 2012. Oregon has had no women in their congressional delegation in recent years making Bonamici's candidacy especially important for women's rights supporters.
The NOW Foundation announces its 14th annual Love Your Body Day to take place on Oct. 19. NOW Foundation launched the groundbreaking Love Your Body Day in 1998 to promote positive images of women and girls in the media and offer an alternative to unrealistic and harmful standards of beauty.
Take action on Love Your Body Day. Write a blog post for our blog carnival. Record a video and post it on YouTube as part of our Let's Talk About It Project. Get social by tweeting using the #lybd hashtag or RSVPing to our Facebook event.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (SR VAW), Rashida Manjoo Esq., discusses the report she made to the U.N. General Assembly on Oct. 10 about the situation of violence against women in the U.S.
Urgent Action Required! The House of Reps. plans to consider H.R. 358 tomorrow. This so-called "Protect Life Act" will prohibit federal funds from being used for any part of any plan that provides coverage for abortion care. It would also allow hospitals to refuse to provide or even refer a patient for abortion care.
Join us to celebrate the historic opening of the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. NOW President Terry O'Neill will speak to our ongoing struggle to achieve the dream of full equality for all. We would love to have as many NOW activists as possible stand with us at this momentous event.
With record high poverty in the U.S. and continuing unemployment, NOW President Terry O'Neill told Congress that the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program needs fundamental reform. O'Neill said that TANF's harsh policies have contributed to high poverty rates and that emergency actions is required now to help millions of struggling families.
Opponents of women's access to contraception have stepped up pressure to expand an exemption allowing some religious institutions to deny birth control insurance coverage to their employees. Religious extremists are lobbying hard. We must not let this happen -- take action NOW!
The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee is proud to announce our endorsement of Rep. Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate. Baldwin launched her bid this week to become the next Democratic senator from Wisconsin, filling the seat of the retiring Sen. Herb Kohl.
The National Organization for Women urges Congress to take up President Obama's American Jobs Act immediately. While not everything we could have wished for, the president's bill is a substantial step toward rebuilding our country's shaky economy.
The lack of long-term data demonstrates that makers of silicone gel-filled breast implants lack the motivation to carry out rigorous long-term evaluations of patients, leading NOW Foundation to call on the FDA to prevent further risk to women by taking the devices off the market until better research is conducted.
Please call and email the White House immediately. Urge the president to support a strong jobs plan and also to reject cuts in Social Security, Medicaid, family planning, and other important programs. The president needs to hear that women need jobs, not cuts!
Join NOW Foundation in celebrating Love Your Body Day on Oct. 19. Get in the spirit by ordering the 2011 poster (and other products). Supplies are limited, so order NOW!