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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..."

Press Releases / October 23, 2019

D.C. City Council Will Not Move Forward on Vote to Fully Decriminalize the Commercial Sex Industry

With prostitution and human trafficking survivors testifying to the harms of the sex industry at a marathon hearing on October 17, the chair of the D.C. Council’s Judiciary and Public Safety Committee has announced that the Council is taking no further action.

Media / October 17, 2019

What's next for #MeToo?

"We have identified the serial predators who are rich and powerful. There are thousands more out there. And the people who allow it to happen, particularly in workplaces or places of worship, putting the spotlight on them, that's the next phase of 'Me Too,'" says president of NOW-NYC Sonia Ossorio.

Press Releases / September 18, 2019

Victory! Governor Signs Bill Giving More Survivors a Shot at Justice

NOW-NY fought for the law to give more survivors a shot at justice and calls on the NYPD to act. More than a decade after NOW-NY and Women's Justice NOW worked to eliminate the statute of limitations on rape in the first degree, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that will increase the reporting window for rape and sexual assault. The legislation signals the weight with which New York considers these crimes, and police and prosecutors across the state must meet the demand for fair and vigorous investigations that treat survivors with respect.