Will You Bring Your Voice to the NCGA on Women’s Advocacy Day? Some Tips

Many of you have said you will be joining us at Women’s Advocacy Day in Raleigh this Tuesday, April 21 to bring your voices to the NC General Assembly and to the policy table. Thank you! Your voices and experiences are vital to developing the society we want to see, one in which we all have […]


NC Women United Statement on Playing Politics with the Lives of Human Trafficking Victims

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We were proud to stand with members NARAL Pro-Choice NC and NC NOW yesterday to take a stand on what true support for victims of human trafficking looks like – an offering of non-judgmental programs and services based on the needs of the survivors, not the ideology of those providing the support.  While the faith […]


Women’s Advocacy Day, Take 2

Why are women bringing their voices to Women’s Advocacy Day? Access to health care; voting rights; reproductive health and freedom; a living wage; accessible childcare; paid family leave; early education; support for caregivers…..the reasons are as numerous as there are women.  Our common thread is that we trust women to make the choices and decisions […]


A Day at the NCGA


As you know, we had to cancel our Women’s Advocacy Day last month due to an unexpected batch of North Carolina snow.  While it wasn’t a snowstorm on par with what the Northeast experienced this past winter, it was enough to curtail bus service, cancel schools and give pause to drivers around the state, especially those […]


Accountability and Implementation: Lessons Learned from the 59th Annual Commission on the Status of Women

Author: Isabella Higgins, NCWU Intern In March 2014 I attended the United Nations’ 58th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) as a WomenNC CSW Fellow. During my weeklong trip NGOs from around the world inspired me as I heard about their work addressing issues such as girls’ access to education, and maternal health; […]


Women’s Advocacy Day, Part II

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We were so, so disappointed when we had to cancel our Women’s Advocacy Day last Tuesday (February 24) due to inclement weather (lousy snow!).  We had over 200 of you registered from around the state, and we were so looking forward to hearing dream hampton speak (and we know you were, too). It was shaping […]


We Will Still Advocate….

Yes, there is inclement weather. And yes, the NC General Assembly as of right now is still open. We will be there because of that, but we do recognize that some of you are coming from far away, and some of you have children who may now be home from school, and some of you […]


Why Are You Coming To Women’s Advocacy Day?

To ensure access to quality, affordable health care. For protection of our voting rights. Because we know quality education makes all the difference. To support the caretakers who support so many of us. For a living wage and affordable child care. To be able to make our own decisions about our body. So many reasons […]


Why Women #MoralMarch

  Because we deserve better than the polices we’re being given from the NC General Assembly. All of the issues on the HKonJ agenda affect women uniquely and/or directly. It’s past time our voices were heard. Bring your voice to Raleigh, February 14, 2015. Look for some of us marching under the “women’s rights” banner […]


We Can Do Better….

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You may have heard some stories recently about the problem of sexual assault on campuses across the country. And you may have also heard of some recent efforts to address the issue. We are always happy to see people and institutions take the problem of sexual violence seriously, and we know we need all of us on […]