“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.

Body Image

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

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

Racial Justice

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

LGBTQ RightsMarriage Equality

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

Constitutional Equality

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.