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Press Releases / February 18, 2020

NYPD Special Victims Division Failing New Yorkers

“The Mayor of this city owes the women of this city an apology,” said Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women - New York. “Substandard police responses to sex crimes has happened on his watch.”

Press Releases / January 6, 2020

NOW NY Stands with Survivors as Harvey Weinstein Appears in Court for Start of Criminal Trial

“We stand here today to honor the courage and bravery of every survivor who came forward, at great personal sacrifice, in an effort to hold Weinstein accountable and to say to every survivor that we stand in solidarity with you, we’re fighting alongside you, and we won’t give up until there’s justice.”

Press Releases / January 3, 2020

NOW-NYC Statement: Governor Commutes Sentence of Monica Szlekovics

Monica entered prison as a young victim of drug addiction and severe domestic violence and is walking out a mature college-educated woman, with a strong support network, who will contribute to society in meaningful ways.

Press Releases / December 17, 2019

NOW New York Calls for an End to Victim-Blaming Rape Laws

A national study funded by the U.S. Department of Justice found that more than a third of rape victims had either been given a drug or alcohol or were targeted after consuming alcohol. NOW-NY President Sonia Ossorio said, "Drinking to excess is not an invitation to be raped. But the way some of our laws are written, you’d think it was. That is going to change.”

Press Releases / November 4, 2019

Mayor Must Act to Address Crimes Against Women

NOW-NYC President Sonia Ossorio said, "Mayor de Blasio has a limited window to take urgent action on the NYPD's response to sex crimes. The #MeToo movement was unleashed during de Blasio's tenure, forcing a spotlight on the lackluster record and persistent under-resourcing of the NYPD's Special Victims Division. This is his last opportunity to turn around the division on his watch..."