Violence Against Women
Violence against women persists at epidemic levels in the U.S.
Almost one in five women in the U.S. will experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault in their lifetime.
In New York City, police respond to almost 250,000 domestic violence calls per year—that’s over 680 calls every day.
Women and girls are routinely trafficked and sold online and in brothels throughout New York.
NOW-NYC has been instrumental in trying to change this.
Through our Take Rape Seriously NOW campaign, we currently work on two initiatives: fighting against drug-facilitated sexual assault and saving the Violence Against Women Act.
We’re strengthening our laws, creating new ones, holding our justice system accountable, ensuring victims’ services are comprehensive, and breaking down long-standing public attitudes and harmful rape culture beliefs that make it difficult for survivors of gendered violence to come forward, so that rapists, batterers, and traffickers will be held accountable.
Sign our petition to President Trump and Congress to demand they continue to fully fund VAWA.
Join a Fight Back NOW team to organize with us in your district.
Call your representatives and tell them to protect VAWA
Get the Facts
Get the latest news: NOW fighting against violence against women.
Listen to NOW-NYC’s Director of Advocacy Jane Manning discuss drug-facilitated rape and what NOW is doing to combat it:
The Brian Lehrer Show: Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Cases Remain Difficult to Prove – WNYC – June 14, 2017
WMC Live #212: Jane Manning, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein – Women’s Media Center – June 11, 2017
WMC Live #175: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jane Manning, Clara Bingham – Women’s Media Center – July 9, 2016