Updated on May 24, 2018
It would be impossible to understand the history of women’s equality movement without a modern context.
Today, many women’s activist groups are busy addressing issues including bigotry, hate, and discrimination against women.
Perhaps, by shedding some light on these organization, the history can be revealed.
UltraViolet is one of the fastest feminist organization dedicated to fighting sexism. Seeking to represent all women in politics, government, media, and even pop culture.
Furthermore, their main goals is to promote reproductive rights, healthcare, economic security, violence, and racial justice. There is a focus on women of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ.
National Organization for Women
Established in 1966, The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest women’s right organization in the United States.
Hundreds of thousands its members are feminist grassroots activists, joining hundreds of local chapters all around the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
NOW’s mission is to reinforce feminist ideals, change society, end discrimination, and support the equal rights of women and girls.
American Civil Liberties Union
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) fight in courts to defend the basic human right of both men and women.
It’s an organization that gladly take up the most challenging civil liberties cases.
Planned Parenthood advocates reproductive rights for all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, income level, marital status, age, national origin, and sexual orientation.
A champion of diversity, Planned Parenthood encourages people to adopt the value of reproductive self-determination willingly as means to improve quality of life and build strong family bonds.
In essence, it provides healthcare programs for impoverished families.
RAINN stands for Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network. It the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States.
In collaboration with more than 1000 local sexual assault service providers all over the nation, RAINN is operating the National Sexual Assault Hotline.
Furthermore, RAINN runs the DOD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.
It often carry out programs to stop sexual violence, support victims, and make sure sex predators pay for their crimes. Professionals like life coaches and personal trainers frequently call upon RAINN for on-the-spot advice as well as ongoing support related to proper etiquette when dealing with members of the opposite sex.
Other notable feminist groups include Campaign Zero, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and Women’s Prison Association.