NAPW Executive Director Lynn Paltrow chaired a panel at this year’s Harm Reduction International Conference (HR19) on “Women’s Empowerment”, with panelists Jade Boyd, Darla Matyushina-Ocheret, Aura Rolg and Isadora Simoes de Souza. The conference took place in Porto, Portugal, and brought together advocates and activists from around the world to connect around a shared commitment to harm reduction.
NAPW Senior Staff Attorney Amber Khan and Director of Legal Advocacy Nancy Rosenbloom attended and spoke at this year’s American Bar Association National Conference on Parent Representation in Washington, D.C. in April 2019. This conference “is designed for advocates who focus on parent advocacy in the child welfare system”, including many parent defense attorneys from around the country.
NAPW Co-Hosts “American Poverty and Gender: Government Control and Neglect of Women Living in Poverty” event
Last month, NAPW co-hosted a public panel discussion entitled "American Poverty and Gender: Government Control and Neglect of Women Living in Poverty" at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. The event followed the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights’ December 2017 visit to the United States, and explored “the intersections of gender, poverty, and race, with a particular focus on how state surveillance, punishment, and limited access to health care impact the human rights of women.
National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) Rejects Montana County Prosecutor's Call to Implement "The Handmaid's Tale"
NAPW Advises Pregnant Women Not to "Self-Report" and the Public to Reject Incoherent and Inaccurate Claims Regarding Pregnant Women
On January 11, 2018, the Big Horn County Attorney's Office issued an announcement calling for the "immediate crackdown" on pregnant women that is outrageous, irresponsible, and dangerous to women, children, and families.
This April, the United Nations is holding a General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on global drug policies, and NAPW is leading an international effort to address how those policies are hurting women and families.
NAPW challenge to Wisconsin law will go to federal court
On Sept. 30, a federal district court judge issued a ruling that allows NAPW to go forward with a constitutional challenge to Wisconsin's so-called "cocaine mom law." Passed in 1997, this law allows the state to detain pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy, if they use or admit to past use of alcohol or drugs.
Dear Friends and Allies,
National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) believes that at no point in pregnancy should women lose their civil or human rights.
Fortunately, we were able to get this message out to millions of people this year through a New York Times op-ed, "Pregnant, and No Civil Rights.
PRESS RELEASE: Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2014
Contact: Lynn Paltrow, NAPW, (212) 255-9252
Cherisse Scott, SisterReach, (901) 310-5488
Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman
Today, a coalition of 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women’s rights and civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to renounce enhanced criminal penalties for women on the basis of pregnancy.
NAPW Traveled to Jacksonville, FL July 25-28 to Stand Our Ground for Marissa Alexander
July 23, 2014
The weekend of July 25 - 28, 2014, NAPW's Director of Legal Advocacy, Sara Ainsworth, and Research & Program Associate, Laura Huss, attended and spoke at the "Standing Our Ground: Raising Our Voices against Reproductive Oppression and Violence against Women" conference and rally in Jacksonville, Florida.
Lynn Paltrow spoke at Vancouver, Canada “Challenging Drug Prohibition” Event 5/17
May 16, 2014
On Saturday, May 17, 2014, NAPW Executive Director, Lynn Paltrow, spoke in Vancouver, BC, Canada on “Challenging Drug Prohibition & The Regulation of Reproduction and Mothering.