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Statement by Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Anika Rahman on Penn State Report


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 12, 2012 - NEW YORK

"As the leading national foundation working to end child sexual abuse, the Ms. Foundation for Women expresses outrage that top Penn State university officials sacrificed children under Sandusky's supervision to preserve reputations.

"This shameful failure by top university officials to protect children should serve as a wake-up call to other institutions whose policies, or lack thereof, leave children vulnerable to sexual abuse."

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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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