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Press Releases / March 11, 2020

Harvey Weinstein Convicted and Sentenced

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced on March 11 to 23 years in prison. “With this conviction, the more than 80 women who have come forward to describe sexual harassment, groping, coercion and sexual assault, can find relief that the extensive predation by Harvey Weinstein has come to an end,” said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women in New York State.

Media / March 2, 2020

Anti-Rape Advocates Demand Reform Of NYPD’s Special Victims Division

Gloria Steinem joined the rally at City Hall after a bombshell report in the New York Times last month detailed how many NYPD detectives allegedly dismissed and New York University student’s claim of rape.

“This story symbolizes the fact that something is terribly lacking with the NYPD's Special Victims Division,” said Steinem.

Press Releases / March 2, 2020

Gloria Steinem, Survivors & Advocates Demand Mayor De Blasio Take Action

“Mayor De Blasio is not a lame duck. He can ensure the NYPD takes immediate action to provide public safety and restore the public's trust," said Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women - New York. "Either he cares about delivering the best service to rape victims or he's fine with the status quo." 

Media / February 29, 2020

What's next for the #MeToo movement?

A Manhattan jury found disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein guilty on two counts; third degree rape and criminal sex act. The verdict is seen as a victory for the ‘Me Too’ movement, however this case is the tip of the iceberg in a pervasive culture of abuse against women.

Media / February 25, 2020

Weinstein Case Could Influence Other Sex Crime Prosecutions

“This is not a signal that our systems and institutions are magically transformed,” said Sonia Ossorio, the president of the National Organization for Women’s New York chapter, who sat through most of the trial. “This is one case, one man. We’ve got to keep it in perspective.”