Do Women’s Voices Matter? Absolutely!

Any of you who have been following NCWU and our member organizations know that 2013 was a tough year for women in North Carolina. With the release of the NC Council for Women’s Status of Women in North Carolina report this past winter, we saw how much progress our advocacy has made over the years. We also saw much room for improvement in our status, particularly for women of color and young women.  But instead of using this meticulously researched report (the Institute for Women’s Policy Research took the lead) as a road map for future improvements, some in the NC General Assembly and in our communities decided the time was right instead to impose a narrow vision of what it means to be a woman in North Carolina – one who never needs help raising her family, always has a partner for economic support, never experiences domestic or sexual violence or unplanned pregnancies, and isn’t too concerned about her voting rights.  We all know plenty of women (or are those women) who don’t fit into that box, and NCWU and our members and community partners have been raising our voices in dissent for almost a year; and we can’t stop now.

Saturday, February 08, all roads lead to Raleigh for the #MoralMarch. We and many of our members will be there, and we hope you will join us. Check here and our FB page (and follow us on Twitter – @ncwu) for updates between now and February 08 on plans for demonstrating support for women and our rights as full citizens of NC. We are working closely with lead march organizers the NC NAACP to make sure women’s voices are lifted up, and that legislators, the media and public know women’s voices matter. We’ll see you there!

#MoralMarch official women’s video

Video from the Women’s Moral Monday July 15, 2013, Raleigh