Western Organization for Women

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51% from National Public Radio and WAMC
Over half the people in the world are women. What women do affects us all. Now, there’s a radio program that takes a serious and intelligent look on society’s impact on women and their impact on society. 51% is a weekly half-hour of illuminating features and interviews focusing on issues of particular concern to women. WOW is the sole sponsor of 51% on WIUM/WIUW
National Organization for Women
NOW is dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society in order to achieve our goal, which is to eliminate sexism and end all oppression.
Feminist Majority
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence.
AAUW – American Association of University Women
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Some of WOW's Successes

Though these issues continue to require our attention, support, and advocacy, some of the ways WOW has made WIU a better place for all include:

  • Getting a dedicated Women's Studies program Degree Program
  • Documenting the need, advocating for, and raising the funds to establish a Women's Center
  • Establishing more equity on spending for the women's sports teams
  • Getting women's personal product bins in women's bathrooms
  • Advocating for more representation in administrative decision-making positions on campus
  • A Landmark study on salary equity
  • WIU's Parental Leave benefits
  • Dedicated Lactation Rooms on campus

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