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This Sunday, more than 100 million pairs of eyes will be on New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, where the Broncos and Seahawks will meet for Super Bowl XLVIII. Just outside the stadium – but a world away from the lights and cameras – some of this country’s most vulnerable women and girls will be forced to work as part of the modern day slave trade. Worldwide, sporting events attract a flood of human traffickers and here in the US, the Super Bowl has been called “the single largest human trafficking incident” in the country.
In today’s rundown: How DC’s sexual assault and domestic violence services will be affected by a budget shortfall. | Why Congress should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. | Women’s role in Passover.
In today’s rundown: A Grantee Partner on the Kojo Nnamdi Show. | Local prep schools plan to take action when it comes to relationship violence. | What the Giving Pledge has to do with you.
Earlier this week, a report aired on Anderson Cooper 360 that was both shocking in the information it revealed about local human and sex trafficking and disturbing in how little was being done to prevent it.
In today’s rundown: More than a thousand people will be treated at D.C.’s largest free clinic this week. | How a Women’s Foundation Grantee Partner is working with the humane society to get more women to leave violent situations. | Affordable housing advocates say there’s more the D.C. government can do to keep low-income tenants in their homes.
In today’s rundown: Women, along with everyone else, are confused by their finances. | Medicine may not be enough in the battle to fight HIV and AIDS. | A stalking victim comes to D.C. to push for tougher anti-stalking laws.
Days after the District made the shocking announcement that $20 million had been cut from the homeless services budget for the 2010 fiscal year, advocates and organizations that provide shelter for the homeless are still reeling. One of The Women’s Foundation grantee partners is reaching out for help – as winter approaches and the organizations that assist the homeless face a crisis.
We’ve partnered with The Urban Institute to provide continuing information and resources related to the goals of Stepping Stones. Below you’ll find a summary of the latest research on issues of economic security and financial independence for women and their families. This research is summarized and compiled for The Women’s Foundation by Liza Getsinger of The Urban Institute, NeighborhoodInfo DC.
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