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Ms. Foundation for Women Leading Child Sexual Abuse Mini-Track at National Sexual Assault Conference
NEW YORK—Aug.27, 2013—The Ms. Foundation for Women announced today that it will be leading the “Building a Movement to End Child Sexual Abuse” mini-track at the 2013 National Sexual Assault Conference Aug. 28-30 in Hollywood, Calif.
The conference is being hosted by The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. The mini-track will include five sessions led by the Ms. Foundation and its current and former grantees.
“One in four girls experiences child sexual abuse, which can have a lasting impact on girls and women throughout their lives,” said interim Program Officer, Safety, Natalie Sullivan. “The women’s movement has a long history of working to end gender-based sexual violence, and the Ms. Foundation’s focus on child sexual abuse prevention is at the core of such work.”
The Ms. Foundation for Women fights to eliminate barriers for every woman in the U.S. For 40 years, we have worked tirelessly to secure women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. At our core, we are advocates giving a voice to women to elevate their most pressing issues. We’re continually investing funds, time, expertise and training in more than 100 trailblazing organizations nationwide to secure a better future for ourselves, our families and our communities.
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