WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend)

is a new grassroots, feminist organization that is dedicated to building the struggle for women’s rights and equality for all.

We will defend the gains of the women’s movement and we will push for greater justice for all women. We will fight for social programs that poor women and families depend on, we will fight for economic equality, and for an end to sexist discrimination.

Visit our website www.defendwomensrights.org

to get involved!

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November 18th
6:33 PM PST

Liberation Radio: Congress takes aim at abortion rights

6:32 PM PST

Liberation Radio: Free Marissa Alexander now!

4:24 PM PST
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Get the facts and call out CPCs!

Get the facts and call out CPCs!

1:28 PM PST

Right-wing groups from outside of New Mexico that are part of a campaign to undo women’s rights nationwide have successfully petitioned to place a measure on the ballot for a special election taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Nov. 19, 2013, that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.

This ballot measure is NOT about banning abortions at 20 weeks – it is about taking the first steps in banning ALL abortions, not just in Albuquerque, but nationwide.

See more photos submitted from across the U.S. in solidarity with Albuquerque & get involved!

October 4th
5:28 PM PST

Sign the petition: No WIC shutdown! Nationwide emergency funding now!

July 16th
4:32 PM PST

Sisters and brothers, I was devastated. Every Black mother, every woman across this country was devastated yesterday. We were sad. How could we look at our children and tell them that this is a system that does not value their lives?

But the question is: What are you gonna do about it?

Powerful speech by WORD organizer Peta Lindsay demanding justice for Trayvon Martin in San Francisco, July 14.

July 9th
12:17 PM PST

Full access to reproductive healthcare now!

From Texas and North Carolina to New York and California, women across the United States demand reproductive healthcare without restrictions! Sign & share the petition to show your support.

July 1st
12:15 PM PST
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Call to Action: Stand with Texas Women!

Today there will be protests all across the country in solidarity with the women of Texas who are fighting to defend their right to safe, legal abortion! Texas women will be gathering at the state capitol in Austin today- let’s stand in solidarity with our sisters and show the world that they do not march alone! There will be actions in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, New Haven and more! Find an action near you!

June 28th
10:25 AM PST
Featured speakers: *    Suyapa Portillo: Professor of Chican@ Latin@ Transnational Studies at Pitzer College; Organizer for the Honduras and Latin American Solidarity Movement*    Bamby Salcedo: President, TransLatin@ Coalition*    Juana Rosa Cavero: Director, Reproductive Justice Coalition of Los Angeles*    Genevieve Huizar: United Survivors of Anaheim, mother of Manuel Diaz who was murdered by the Anaheim police*    Autumn Thomas-Morales: Organizer, Word Sacramento*    Jollene Levid: National Chairperson, Af3irm (Association of Filipinas, Feminists Fighting Imperialism)*    Gloria La Riva: President, Typographical Sector CWA Local 3952*    Carla Osorio: Boyle Heights Project Coordinator, East Los Angeles Women’s Center*    Cheryl Zarate: Chair, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB)…and many others!
$10 donation requested. No one turned away for lack of funds. Lunch and childcare will be provided.

Featured speakers:

*    Suyapa Portillo: Professor of Chican@ Latin@ Transnational Studies at Pitzer College; Organizer for the Honduras and Latin American Solidarity Movement
*    Bamby Salcedo: President, TransLatin@ Coalition
*    Juana Rosa Cavero: Director, Reproductive Justice Coalition of Los Angeles
*    Genevieve Huizar: United Survivors of Anaheim, mother of Manuel Diaz who was murdered by the Anaheim police
*    Autumn Thomas-Morales: Organizer, Word Sacramento
*    Jollene Levid: National Chairperson, Af3irm (Association of Filipinas, Feminists Fighting Imperialism)
*    Gloria La Riva: President, Typographical Sector CWA Local 3952
*    Carla Osorio: Boyle Heights Project Coordinator, East Los Angeles Women’s Center
*    Cheryl Zarate: Chair, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB)

…and many others!

$10 donation requested. No one turned away for lack of funds. Lunch and childcare will be provided.

June 27th
5:52 PM PST
Rachel Jeantel had the courage to testify and take a stand against the racist murder of her friend, Trayvon Martin. Now she’s being attacked and vilified by the court and the racist media. WORD stands with Rachel Jeantel - Justice for Trayvon!

Rachel Jeantel had the courage to testify and take a stand against the racist murder of her friend, Trayvon Martin. Now she’s being attacked and vilified by the court and the racist media. WORD stands with Rachel Jeantel - Justice for Trayvon!