Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
In a beautiful new film commissioned by the Nike Foundation through agency Wieden Kennedy and produced by Nexus Productions, director Mighty Nice takes us on the journey of a 12 year-old girl to escape poverty, exploitation and the risk of AIDS/HIV, to build a better future for herself and future generations.
Inside the Brothels - NYTimes.com This is a must-read series of articles about sex trafficking and modern slavery. The terrible truth is that many millions of people, so many of whom are children, are trafficked and held against their will .
International Justice Mission fights human trafficking worldwide
Shima Aktar was an 11-year-old girl in Bangladesh when her father pulled her out of school and began planning for her marriage to an older man. She would have accepted her father’s decision were it not for the support of a local youth advocacy group that educates young people on gender roles and early marriage. Now that she knows her rights, Shima is fighting hard to assert them, joining a grassroots army of young women in Bangladesh who are determined to change traditional views about…