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; clinic violence; hate crimes across lines of gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race:  the gender bias in our judicial system that further victimizes the victims 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.”