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  • When a victim uninstalls the devices, this can escalate a conflict, experts said. “The abuser can see it’s disabled, and that may trigger enhanced violence,” said Jennifer Becker, a lawyer at Legal Momentum, a women’s rights legal advocacy group. 
  •  A legislative advocacy framework for women's economic equality and a checklist to assess progress at the local, state, and national levels.
  • 500 Business Leaders Gather for 2018 Aiming High Awards The glamorous vaulted space at Cipriani 42nd Street was abuzz with feminists on Thursday, June 7 as several hundred guests gathered for a luncheon celebrating the three 2018 Aiming High Award honorees, Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte; Sari Granat, EVP and General Counsel, IHS Markit; and Man of Distinction Bill Ford, CEO of General Atlantic.
  • Jennifer Becker, deputy legal director for Legal Momentum, a New York-based nonprofit women’s legal defense group, said it's hard to buy Brafman's suggestion that the charges were suddenly sprung on the defense given that both sides negotiated the terms of his surrender."They didn’t just show up at his home at dawn and take him into custody," Becker said. "I think that given one of these complaining witnesses has also spoken publicly, unlike a lot of other criminal prosecutions, Mr. Weinstein has had a lot of notice that he was being investigated."
  • They create two types of women in bedtime stories: the innocent and gullible princess and the deceitful and wicked witch. They ask all women to be the former, but secretly believe that all women are the latter. They demand that women be pure—but call women natural liars. 
  • But advocates for child sex-trafficking victims pushed back against the idea that sites like Backpage could act as a third-party safeguard for users. Carol Robles-Román, the former chief executive and president of Legal Momentum, has documented more than three dozen news reports of people who were murdered after being listed on Backpage.
  • New York, NY, April 9, 2018—“Legal Momentum applauds the Department of Justice for taking decisive action to shut down the Backpage website on Friday, April 6. This action will prevent countless more victims, including our most vulnerable children, from being trafficked online for sex. We believe the DOJ’s action sends a strong signal to other outlets looking to mimic Backpage’s heinous behavior,” said G. Elaine Wood, Chair of the Board of Legal Momentum.


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