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Violence Against Women


NOW is unique in its approach to the issue of violence against women, emphasizing that there are many interrelated aspects to the issue—domestic violence; sexual assault; sexual harassment; violence at clinics that provide abortion services; hate crimes across lines of gender, sexuality and race; the gender bias in our judicial system that further victimizes survivors of violence; and the violence of poverty emphasized by the radical right’s attacks on poor women and children—all of which result from society’s attitudes toward women and efforts to “keep women in their place.”

Maryland NOW is part of the Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women (MLAW), which lobbies, in part, for increased protections for women against domestic violence. Support their Agenda!

Check out our friends: Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

One example: Maryland resident Yvette Cade was set on fire by her husband.
The case of Clinton resident Yvette Cade, who was set on fire by her husband after a protective order against him was lifted despite her objections, has led some to question the integrity of a judicial system, which is supposed to protect victims of domestic violence.

“North Country” Illustrates Woman’s Brave Fight Against Violence, Sexual Harassment
North Country Movie PosterEvery few years, Hollywood puts out a movie that reminds people that women are strong, determined, and will put everything on the line for justice. Hollywood has done it again with “North Country.” NOW is proud of its partnership with the producers of this movie