“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
Equal Pay/Economic Justice
NOW supports legislation that provides equality in jobs, pay, child care, credit, insurance, pensions, fringe benefits and Social Security. We are opposed to punitive welfare reform that harms the most vulnerable women and children in our society. Learn more.
Endless diets, eating disorders, and women portrayed as parts or objects in the media all contribute to a culture that does not celebrate women and girl’s bodies. NOW Foundation’s Love Your Body Day challenges the message that a woman’s value is best measured through her willingness and ability to embody current beauty standards.
Ending Violence Against Women
Women as a class are targets of violence including rape, sexual abuse, battering, stalking, harassment, and genital mutilation. NOW emphasizes the interrelated factors and complexity of the issue. Learn more
Reproductive Rights and Justice
NOW fully supports access to safe and legal abortion, to effective birth control and emergency contraception, to reproductive health services and education for all women. Learn more
A leader in civil rights since 1966, NOW continues to fight for equal opportunities for women of color in all areas including employment, education & health care. Learn more
NOW is committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas, including employment, housing, health services, and child custody. Learn more
Equality in pay, job opportunities, political structure, social security and education will remain elusive without a guarantee of equality in the U.S. Constitution. Learn more
New York State
Ending the tampon tax, ending child marriage, equal pay disclosure, and comprehensive contraception coverage, are just a few of the issues we are working on in New York State. Visit NOW-New York City’s Legislative Agenda page and scroll down to see our state agenda.