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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Despite posturing, NC lawmakers are ignoring women’s health and safety in the places that really matter

As the another legislative session came to an end, lawmakers once again failed to meaningfully address the health care access crisis in the state. The below article from NCWU President and NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Executive Director Tara Romano originally appeared in NC Policy Watch prior to the session ending.  North Carolina leadership has publicly […]


HB2 update: If we’re going to talk about sexual violence, let’s really talk about it

(This article was originally published at NC Policy Watch, and is a companion piece to an earlier article on the original Charlotte anti-discrimination policy that launched HB2, the anti-LGBTQ bill heard round the country.  I felt compelled to write about this again because I still heard and saw sexual violence myths being used to justify this bill. Perpetuating […]

2016 report card release

NCWU’s Report Card on the 2015 Legislative Session Gives Lawmakers Mostly “Very Bad” Grades

By Bronwen Wade, NCWU Board Member NC Women United’s (NCWU) legislative report card of the 2015 legislative session paints a harrowing picture for gender equality in North Carolina.  This report card reviews the policy goals listed in our 2015 legislative agenda and gives each one a grade based on how it fared. We gave 22 […]

HB2 rally at Governor's Mansion

HB2 – North Carolina Surely is Better than This

Within the space of just over 48 hours last week, the NC General Assembly called a special session, introduced, “debated” (including a whole 30 minutes of public comment), and passed into law a reprehensible, discriminatory and disenfranchising piece of legislation. And despite any initial objections the Governor may have said he had, he quickly signed it […]


Discrimination is Never the Answer to Sexual Violence

As the North Carolina General Assembly still debates whether or not they should step in to overturn a local ordinance (because that is something supporters of “small government” somehow think is in line with that philosophy), we want to reiterate our belief that discrimination against any one group of people ultimately makes us less safe as a […]