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Statement by Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Anika Rahman on NCAA Sanctions Against Penn State


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 23, 2012 - New York

"As the leading national foundation working to end child sexual abuse, the Ms. Foundation for Women applauds the NCAA's response to the cover-up of egregious crimes against children by top Penn State officials.

"Further, the Ms. Foundation urges the NCAA to establish child sexual abuse oversight and enforcement policies for all collegiate athletic programs and accompanying youth-serving programs.

"System-wide accountability standards are the only way to ensure that the 'intended cultural change' sought at Penn State is realized nationally and that children's safety is prioritized foremost."

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About the Ms. Foundation for Women

The Ms. Foundation for Women is the leading national social justice foundation committed to building women's power to ignite change. Every day, it helps over 150 grassroots organizations across the US fight for changes like good paying jobs, reproductive health, ending violence against women and girls, and the inclusion of women at decision-making tables. By investing in social justice trailblazers--especially women from low-income communities and communities of color most affected by injustice--it works for a nation in which power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, or any other factor. The Ms. Foundation delivers funding, builds skills, develops leaders, connects activists with allies, and amplifies the voices of our grantees to create change that benefits women, families and communities. ms.foundation.org

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