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‘Where did you go, Ivanka?’ How the first daughter’s family leave plan fizzled

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theguardian.com By Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington|Dec. 5th, 2017 “As a mother myself, of three young children, I know how hard it is to work while raising a family. And I also know that I’m far more fortunate than most.” Those were the words of Ivanka Trump at the 2016 Republican national convention, moments before her father took the stage to accept his party’s nomination for president. Standing at the podium before a crowd of thousands in Cleveland, with millions more watching across America, Ivanka touted Donald Trump as a champion of working women…read more

Mea Culpa. Kinda Sorta.

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By THE NEW YORK TIMES DEC. 1, 2017 New York Times journalists analyze the apologies — and non-apologies — issued by high-profile men accused of sexual misconduct.  On Thursday it was Matt Lauer, the longtime host of the “Today” show, expressing “sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused,” the day after NBC News fired him over allegations of sexual misconduct. Three days earlier Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, issued his third apology since a radio broadcaster accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her breasts. Before that…read more

Statistics – Gender-based Violence

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[From] Statistics – Know Your IX     STATISTICS These statistics are provided to assist survivors, advocates, and researchers in accessing recent data around gender-based violence. Links are provided to the cited studies themselves, where they are publicly available, or to resources that provide citations for the relevant statistics. Please note that comparing between studies may be unwise as many do not use the same methodology in measuring violence. Much of this field is still understudied, especially when it comes to violence perpetrated against members of historically marginalized groups. Despite this, we hope…read more