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Women’s History Month Q&A – March 17, 2014

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Chief LanierQ: Who is the first female chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia?

Forget the Commercials: Why Activists Are Using the Super Bowl to Get Your Attention

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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.

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

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

DC FlagIn 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.

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

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

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.

Craigslist: “The Wal-Mart of Online Sex Trafficking”

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Craigslist adEarlier 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.

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

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

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.

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

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Money Woman_emdotIn 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.

D.C. Government Slashes Funding for Some of the City’s Most Vulnerable Women

Monday, October 5th, 2009

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.

Stepping Stones Research Update – September 2009

Monday, October 5th, 2009

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.

Weekly Round-Up: News and Analysis on Women and Poverty (Week ending August 14, 2009)

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, a national foundation-led initiative, is excited to collaborate with The Women’s Foundation to bring you the latest news and analysis on women and poverty.

Spotlight is the go-to site for news and ideas about fighting poverty.