Tag Archives: New York City

WLP Executive Director to Testify at Senate Hearing About Police Mishandling of Rape Cases

Next Tuesday, September 14, WLP Executive Director Carol E. Tracy will testify at a Senate Judiciary hearing in Washington, DC, about police mishandling rape reports. The Women’s Law Project has been working on this issue since the Philadelphia Inquirer reported … Continue reading

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NYC Implementing Changes to Benefit Homeless LGBTQ Youth

The New York City Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Runaway and Homeless Youth recently presented Mayor Michael Bloomberg with ten recommendations for improving the conditions of homeless LGBTQ youth in NYC [PDF]. Bloomberg is expecting that … Continue reading

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DNA Evidence Used to Solve Older Rape Cases

In New York City, investigators are turning to DNA evidence as a means for solving cases of rape long after the fact. Used for years as a means of overturning wrongful convictions, a $500,000 federal grant is now funding investigations … Continue reading

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Reducing Domestic Violence at the Salon

Hair salons are not exactly synonymous with feminist activism. But in cities like New York and Chicago, law enforcement officials and activists are working with hairstylists to recognize signs of domestic abuse in their clients and help them get the … Continue reading

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