NOW strives to:
- eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society;
- secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women;
- end all forms of violence against women;
- eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia;
- promote equality and justice in our society.
NOW achieves its goals through direct mass actions (including marches, rallies, pickets, counter-demonstrations, non-violent civil disobedience), intensive lobbying, grassroots political organizing and litigation (including class-action lawsuits).