Support for Survivors Unites Women
Since the election of Donald Trump, NOW-NYC has raised survivor voices with speak-outs, protests, rallies, and Women’s Town Halls. We mobilized and hit the streets – and NOW we are seeing a movement of women reclaiming their power.
Women Band Together
Women are declaring “Time’s Up” – from this year’s Oscar Awards to the Grammys. The wave of support for survivors continues to grow. Women from government and private sectors are sharing #MeToo stories from Ford Motors to women in sports to domestic workers. The movement has gone global – inspiring hashtags – and even a case against a journalist with ties to Prime Minister Abe, a country women rarely report rape.
Cultural Attitudes Changing – for the Better
The magnitude of these stories is leading men to question their behavior in the workplace – and nearly one-third report being offensive or abusive this past year at work! But recent surveys also show that more people are recognizing sexism and harassment.
The growth in understanding of sexual harassment is causing some abusive men in positions of power to finally face consequences for criminal behavior. Congressional leaders are finally joining NOW-NYC’s call to investigate Donald Trump as his accusers raise their voices – again.
Women Are Demanding Accountability
NOW-NYC continues to hold survivor-led rallies to send a clear message to the Trump Administration and the public: survivors will no longer remain silent and will demand accountability for everyone who has experienced sexual harassment or assault, including the women filing claims against Trump. Organizations began circulating petitions calling for Congress to investigate these claims.
Women Are Taking Power
Women of color made a huge impact in the recent elections across the US. And more women – and women of color – are running for office – and winning! In fact, women are running for office in unprecedented numbers.
NOW is the Time
As the dangers of workplace sexual harassment are finally being recognized, let’s keep up the momentum and defend our rights and fight for equality.
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