Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill endorsing the Women’s March on Washington 
12.07.2016 (Reposted 1-13-17)

The National Organization for Women proudly endorses the Women’s March on Washington. On January 21, 2017, we will join with activists from across the country in a historic and necessary affirmation that women’s rights are human rights. There is no better place for us to deliver this message than Washington, D.C. on the first day of the new administration.Dedicated to intersectional grassroots organizing to lead societal change, NOW stands in unwavering solidarity with our sisters whose communities have been insulted, demonized and threatened in recent months, including communities of color, LGBTQIA people, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslims, people with disabilities, economically impoverished people, survivors of sexual assault, and those who seek–and the caring professionals who provide–safe, affordable abortion care and birth control.

NOW’s activists and leaders will be on the front lines with our sisters in the struggle, supporting their leadership We will not trade away the rights of one group of women for the advancement of another. We unite with all women who seek freedom and self-determination, and join hands with all of the great movements seeking equity, parity, empowerment, and justice. We will not submit, nor will we be intimidated. But we will keep moving forward. 
Our task ahead will be difficult and often painful. But the Women’s March will set the tone for a new upwelling of grassroots activism, advocacy, and resistance. Women will never go back. Together, we will fight back! 
Contact

M.E. Ficarra , press@now.org , 951-547-1241 

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6 thoughts on “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

  1. This has been going on for hundreds of years. Why don’t you march on Victoria’s Secret, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Playboy, etc. Until these things change, there will never be equality.

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    • Great Points and NOW Agrees!

      With generous donations from feminists that feel the same way you do programs like this can thrive. Check it out and if you like it – join us!
      If you don’t – let us know how to improve it. We want our membership engaged and involved in the issues that matter.

      March & read on!

      NOW has been a leader in opposing sexism in media. For many years the NOW Foundation has had this campaign in place http://now.org/now-foundation/love-your-body/

      Love Your Body
      Every day, in so many ways, the beauty industry (and the media in general) tell women and girls that being admired, envied and desired based on their looks is a primary function of true womanhood. The beauty template women are expected to follow is extremely narrow, unrealistic and frequently hazardous to their health. The Love Your Body campaign challenges the message that a woman’s value is best measured through her willingness and ability to embody current beauty standards.

      Mark your calendars! Love Your Body Day is October 18, 2017!

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