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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 15th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Local gang members force underage girls into prostitution.  The gender pay gap and its impact on l0w-wage workers.  And has there been an uptick in violence among young female students?

— Federal investigators say that local members of the MS-13 gang are “branching” out into forcing underage girls into prostitution.  A Washington Post article details the story of a 12-year-old girl who ran away from home and says that she was forced by an MS-13 member to have sex for money.  In recent months, three gang members and associates in Northern Virginia have been convicted of federal prostitution charges involving juveniles.

— A Washington Area Women’s Foundation staff member weighs in on a new report on the gender pay gap and low-wage workers.

— There’s a rise in violent incidents involving females students, according to The Washington Post. Experts cited in the article — which includes details about a number of local incidents — say that “changing views of femininity” have contributed to an uptick in violent acts by women, against women.  But Washington City Paper isn’t so convinced that this is a trend.  In an online response to the Post article, the City Paper says that there are several issues at play and “shoehorning” them into one “trend” sensationalizes some very serious topics.

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