Known as a city that thrives on activism, San Francisco is bursting with organizations dedicated to promoting women’s rights. Read on to learn about some of our favorite feminist organizations in the Bay Area and find out how you can get involved.
The National Organization for Women is an American feminist organization consisting of 550 chapters spread out around the United States. This grassroots organization is the largest feminist activist community in the country, dedicated to taking action in the name of women’s rights through both traditional and nontraditional means. The organization fights most of its battles in the name of reproductive rights and justice, ending violence against women, economic justice, LGBT rights, racial justice, and the constitutional equality amendment. Keep up with the NOW San Francisco chapter by following its Facebook page.
San Francisco Women Against Rape is a volunteer organization that has been around for over 30 years, providing rape crisis services to survivors of sexual assault. The group aims to provide resources, support, advocacy, and education to people responding to, healing from, and trying to stop sexual violence. Services offered include peer counseling, support groups, a 24-hour hotline, and medical and legal advocacy. One of the organization’s better-known programs is the San Francisco Walk Against Rape, a 3.5 mile walk through the Mission district designed to increase awareness and education about sexual violence in San Francisco.