Women’s Rights


Oftentimes women escaping intimate partner violence are starting at a deficit, because they must leave necessities such as clothing and shoes behind. Charlotte's Eva Lee Parker Fund helps replace those items for them and their children. (Viviane Moos/Corbis via Getty Images)
‘Impossible to Leave on Her Own’: NC Domestic Violence Survivors Request More Help During Holidays

As survivors attempt to escape domestic violence over the holidays, requests for help from NC advocates have skyrocketed.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Both GOP senators have helped to block voting rights protections in DC. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Paycheck Fairness Act Could Have Helped Close the Wage Gap for Women. Instead, Republicans Shot It Down.

Paycheck Fairness Act Could Have Helped Close the Wage Gap for Women. Instead, Republicans Shot It Down.

A bill in the state legislature would eliminate a sales tax on menstrual products that many say discriminates against women.
North Carolina Women are Taxed $8 Million a Year for Tampons. New Legislation Could End That.

North Carolina is one of 30 states that tax menstrual products but there's a push to repeal this "pink tax" that women largely pay for these essential items.

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This Woman Came to the US for a Better Life. She Says ICE’s Abuse Awaited Her Instead.

Elizabeth was detained when her baby was just 4 months old. She is part of a class-action petition and complaint that includes 14 women who claim they suffered medical abuse while in immigration custody.