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"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

New York State Women's Equality Act

The Women's Equality Act/Agenda is legislation designed to end discrimination and inequality based on gender and to restore New York as a leader in women's rights. Read all 10 points of the Women's Equality Act.

Equal Pay/Economic Justice

NOW suppports legislation that provides euqlity in jobs, pay, child care, credit, insurance, pensions, fringe benefits and Social Secuirty. 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's Love Your Body campaign 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

End Violence against WomenWomen 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

Ending Sexual Assault on Campus

See the new government website: Not Alone, Together Against Sexual Assualt.

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

Marriage EqualityLGBT Rights

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

Ending the Business of Human Trafficking

NOW - New York State's Campaign, Ending the Business of Human Trafficking, is an initiative dedicated to raising awareness of the pervasiveness of human trafficking throughout New York State, advocating for exploited victims by addressing the need for comprehensive and effective legislation. Learn more

Domestic Relations

As a result of current divorce practices and laws, women and children are falling into poverty. Every effort must be made to assure fairness in all domestic relations law. Learn more


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