NOW-NYC advocates for the women and girls of New York City by working to promote reproductive rights, secure women’s economic empowerment, and end discrimination and violence against women.
How We Do It
NOW-NYC is holding leaders and institutions accountable, mobilizing our communities, strengthening public policy, developing new leadership, and electing pro-women’s rights, pro-choice candidates.
The NOW-NYC Service Fund is our charitable sister organization, leading public education and community outreach efforts and providing legal help and referrals to women in need.
What We Do
We are expanding and protecting women’s reproductive freedom – not only by defending against continued attacks to restrict women’s access to abortion and contraception but by proactively lobbying for stronger laws and better health care delivery for the women of New York.
We are working to close the wage gap and end discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. We’re also empowering individuals to take charge of their careers, through our series of networking and educational events.
We are strengthening our laws, holding our justice system accountable, and breaking down long-standing public attitudes and cultural beliefs that make it difficult for rape victims to come forward and for abusers to be prosecuted. We have led the way in securing landmark anti-violence legislation in New York State, including the removal of the statute of limitations on rape and passing our state’s first-ever anti-human trafficking law.
We are educating voters on the women’s rights credentials of local candidates and helping to elect strong women candidates. We’re also fostering leadership within our own ranks: our internship program and activist trainings enable community members to develop and sharpen their skills to organize and speak out for women’s rights.