Who We Are

NC Women United (NCWU) is a coalition of progressive organizations and individuals working to achieve the full political, social, and economic equality of all women across North Carolina. NCWU works to build women’s power through grassroots activism, community organizing, legislative advocacy, and engagement in the political process. Learn more


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E.R.A Won’t Go Away! (and we don’t want it to)

Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. That, in a nutshell, is the whole of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Sure doesn’t sound like something that could have created such a fuss all these years, does […]

BPW Documentary Screening and Panel, October 2013, Raleigh

Business and Professional Women: A History, A Movement

How much do you know about our member Business and Professional Women of North Carolina?  Did you know they are celebrating the 95th anniversary of their founding? How about that one of their first orders of business at their inaugural state convention in June 1919 was an endorsement of ratification of the 19th amendment to […]

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Building the Foundations of Reproductive Justice in North Carolina

A few weeks ago, member NARAL Pro-Choice NC hosted a Reproductive Justice Youth Summit. Over 75 young advocates (16 – 24 years old) came together in Chapel Hill to learn about reproductive justice, community organizing, effective leadership and how many different social justice issues – such as racial equity, economic justice, environmental issues and voting […]


The Hobby Lobby Case is About More Than Just Those 4 Types of Contraception (although that’s bad enough)

Since the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision on June 30: As with just about any case that makes it to the SCOTUS, we will need time to sort out how this decision will play out in the day-to-day reality of Americans’ lives. All SCOTUS decisions have consequences, intended or not; and to those who want the […]


Thoughts on the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision

Jina Dhillon, immediate past-president of NCWU, and staff at NCWU member Ipas,  generously provided us with the below post of last week’s Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision in the Burwell v Hobby Lobby Store, Inc. case, in which 5 of the SCOTUS justices essentially said that what constitutes women’s health care and fair employee compensation is up […]