Virginia HUB for Women's Rights

"Women's Rights are Human Rights" ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton

Alex Gray Peace Pentagon Artwork

The Peace Pentagon serves as a HUB for Women’s Rights news and events in Virginia. We participate with a variety of local, regional, and national groups, including: Women’s March, Planned Parenthood, ERA Coalition, ReproRising, Virginia Reproductive Equity Alliance, Network NOVA, and abortion action funds. To become involved in Virginia women’s gatherings and direct action events, see the calendar below:

Women's Rights Events

Date & Time (Start/End) Women's Rights Event & Link Sponsoring Organization
Public Hearing on “Unborn Sanctuary” Ordinance
Public Hearing on “Unborn Sanctuary” Ordinance proposed in Grayson County
Grayson County Board of Supervisors

It's Been 100 Years — Not One More #ERA Now
The 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment
ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality
American Assoc. of University Women - Abortion Panel Discussion
Panel discussion on efforts to restrict abortion access in So. VA
American Association of University Women

"Get Out the Vote" Events
You can help! There are canvassing opportunities and phone banks.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia
Network NOVA Power Lunches
A weekly video podcast aimed at presenting women making change
Network NOVA

Women’s March of Southwest Virginia

By Organizing Locally, We Win Nationally!

Women's Rights

The Peace Pentagon hosts the “WOMEN-2-WOMEN” Circle in Southwest Virginia. W2W Circles are local Women’s March groups that take action at the local level, which are then scaled statewide and nationally. Our circle builds local relationships, resilience, and readiness – an “Army of Activists” – equipped to meet the moment and execute a feminist movement for equity and justice.

To join the Peace Pentagon W2W Circle REGISTER HERE

Women of Faith & Fury

In Grayson County, Virginia and beyond …

Grayson County Abortion Rights

The Peace Pentagon also is leading the charge to protect Reproductive Rights in our rural county, which is under attack by the Federalist Society and Texas Right to Life. ABORTION IS LEGAL IN VIRGINIA. But local evangelical churches are supporting an Ordinance that would: (i) Declare Grayson County an “Unborn Sanctuary”; (ii) Criminalize the receipt of abortion medication through the mail; and (iii) Penalize (fine and/or jail) anyone who assists in this care.

The proposed Ordinance is a blatant violation of Virginia law. The Virginia Constitution and Virginia Act for Religious Freedom firmly declare that religious extremism has no place in politics. The Ordinance seeks to create confusion regarding reproductive healthcare in Virginia, and it jeopardizes the well-being of county residents, including patients and families seeking critical care.

To add your name to our MoveOn.org Petition SIGN HERE

To learn more and join our “Women of Faith & Fury” Campaign CLICK HERE

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