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  • The development worries some advocates working to prevent the sexual exploitation of women and children, who fear Backpage’s new payment system will make it easier to sell vulnerable girls online.“It’s a message to traffickers: ‘Hey, we’ll protect your privacy,’” said Caitlin McCartney, a staff...
  • Host Heather Stark and Legal Momentum's Gender Justice Fellow, Seher Khawaja, discuss how poverty disproportionately impacts women and how we can better ensure women's economic security in this installment of "3 Women, 3 Ways" on Blog Talk Radio. 
  • In an interview on July 12, Candice Jackson, the acting head of the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), said that the overwhelming majority of Title IX complaints did not warrant investigation. She asserted that investigations were not “fairly balanced between the accusing...
  • Rights Now! Healthy Relationship Training for Teens and Young AdultsLegal Momentum is a proud partner in New York City’s Young Women’s Initiative (YWI), an innovative empowerment movement that fosters young women of color to become leaders in their communities and beyond. As part of the YWI, Legal...

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