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Media / February 20, 2021

NOW Calls Out Eric Adams' Close Ties With Convicted DV Abuser

“Eric Adams’ refusal to hold an elected official accountable for intimate partner violence that left a woman’s face scarred will always be a mark against him,” said Sonia Ossorio, who runs the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women.

Press Releases / January 27, 2021

Repeal the #WalkingWhileTrans Law in New York State

It's time to change our discriminatory state laws that harm women and LGBTQ individuals. We support the repeal of "loitering for the purpose of prostitution" law, which has resulted in unjust police profiling, arrests, harassment and violence and disproportionately targets women of color and the transgender community.

Press Releases / January 25, 2021

NOW-NY Stands with Sex Trade Survivors & Allies in Support of New Prostitution Laws

The Equality Model will decriminalize people in prostitution, increase access to social services, and hold sex buyers accountable through fines. Statutes on pimping will not be changed.

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.

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.”