Stories tagged: "women"


Most voters are unaware of it, but abortion rights in NC and across the country could be one election away from falling.
Why Abortion Rights Could Be One Election Away from a Ban in NC

Most voters have heard little or nothing about a case before the Supreme Court in which the conservative court could overturn Roe v. Wade. 

Despite 50% of Native American and Alaska Native women having experienced sexual violence at the hands of non-Native offenders, for decades those perpetrators were able  to skirt justice due to murky jurisdiction and tribal courts’ limited resources. The reauthorized act now gives tribes resources and support to prosecute these types of offences.
Updated Violence Against Women Act Boosts Protections for Native Survivors

The reauthorized Violence Against Women Act rectifies old loopholes that allowed non-Native offenders to escape punishment for assaults on tribal lands.

North Carolina singer-songwriter Fantasia Barrino performs in 2018.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)
NC Women Rockers Who Shook Up the Music World

It's Women Rock Day, and we're paying tribute to these North Carolina visionaries who broke barriers and blazed new trails in popular music.

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 voted against legislation expanding benefits for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals in service. That includes NC vets exposed to toxic burn pits. (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.

People walk in to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza past a sign that says "Johnson & Johnson vaccine only" in Los Angeles (Image via AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
J&J Shots on Hold in NC. Here’s What You Need to Know in Fight Against COVID.

After serious blood clots developed in six women, states like NC are halting the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccines for now.