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Media / February 20, 2020

Reform demanded at NYPD's Special Victims Division after disturbing report about sex assault victim

Advocates for victims of sex crimes were fired up outside City Hall. They said was a series of mistakes by the Special Victims Division that allowed the suspect to dodge the rape charge even after his fingerprints were found on a condom wrapper inside the victim’s apartment

Media / February 20, 2020

NYPD Special Victims Division still doesn’t have its act together, advocates say

“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 / 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 / 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.”