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RI NOW takes action to bring women into full participation in all aspects of public and private life without experiencing barriers based on gender. We seek to create a world where all women and girls have access to comprehensive health care services, are free from violence in all forms, have achieved economic equality, have equal rights regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, and are free from racism which diminishes us all. We accomplish this in the State of Rhode Island as we successfully empower women, including ourselves, to be the difference we wish to see in the world.
I was tired of hearing the negative rhetoric surrounding women, especially during the 2012 election cycle. I had to find an outlet for my frustration but also wanted to be a part of an organization that was working to combat issues that challenge women's equality.
- Amanda C.
Because I love working with amazing women (and men!) who share my passion for eliminating gender barriers in our society. With children of my own, I feel compelled to do everything I can to help create a world free of discrimination so that all people can be free to realize their full potential.
- Carolyn M.
Several years ago I joined RI NOW in order to connect with other feminists working toward equality and social justice for women and girls. The passion and determination of these women has kept me working hard and coming back for more.
- Laura C.
To honor the women who fought before me and to make life better for the women of today and tomorrow. Women should be free to control our own bodies and destiny
- Shandi H.
Because sexism occurs at various points in the lives of girls and women and I believe it is essential to call out discrimination at every turn. Equality for all and nothing less.
- Melody D.