Women's Issues: Policy & News

ACLU of Ohio and Democracy Forward File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Lebanon’s Anti-Abortion Ordinance

NASW news release

May 11, 2022

The ACLU of Ohio and Democracy Forward filed a federal complaint challenging an anti-abortion ordinance adopted by Lebanon City Council in 2021. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on behalf of NASW's Ohio chapter and Women Have Options Ohio. 

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The Roe Act and the Path Forward for our Nation: Hyperlocal Organizing Starting Now

Rebekah Gewirtz, MPA | Social Work Blog

May 06, 2022

After Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed that a leaked draft of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in the Mississippi abortion case was authentic, I began doom scrolling to the point of anger and despair.

Only by the third day after the leak could I begin to think more clearly. I fell back on advice from my mother that I continually put to work at NASW-MA: Don’t get angry, get organized.

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NASW responds to leaked draft opinion that suggests U.S. Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade

NASW news release

May 03, 2022

NASW remains resolute in our commitment to protect reproductive rights and freedoms.

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NASW Applauds Congress for Passing the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022

NASW news release

Mar 17, 2022

NASW celebrates the bipartisan passage and enactment of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 (S. 3623), as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022. This measure reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) until 2027. 

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Day of Policy Action for the Violence Against Women Act

Social Work Blog

Jan 19, 2022

NASW joins the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Angelina Jolie, and Senate sponsors of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization for a policy day of action to ask senators to co-sponsor and pass the bipartisan consensus bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

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Reproductive Rights and Voting Rights Take Center Stage Across the Nation

Social Work Advocates magazine

Dec 15, 2021

In 2021, NASW and social workers actively supported national mobilization efforts around reproductive rights and voting rights.

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