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Anti-Human Trafficking Advocates Rally At City Hall

New York Amsterdam News

June 12, 2014

Anti-trafficking groups, including Sanctuary for Families, are rallying around the "Not On My Watch!" campaign for harsher penalties for traffickers and more protections for trafficking victims, including the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (TVPJA), which they hope will be passed before the end of the state legislative session.

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Fashion Execs Mingle at Benefit


June 11, 2014

Executives from Neiman Marcus, Calvin Klein, Theory, Saks Inc., and Bergdoff Goodman gathered at a benefit for Sanctuary for Families to support the organization's many programs, including its family justice centers, legal assistance, and economic empowerment program.

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Letters: DA Rice right to 'Flush the Johns'


June 11, 2014

Two Sanctuary staff members wrote letters in response to a June 5 Newsday editorial ("'Flush' sting was a stunt") that claimed that District Attorney Kathleen Rice's Flush the Johns initiative was a publicity stunt.  Sanctuary for Families Executive Director Judy Harris Kluger described the initiative as "a measure to reduce gender-based violence and protect girls." Dorchen Leidholdt, chair of the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition and Director of the Center for Battered Women's Legal Services at Sanctuary for Families, emphasized the need to end demand in order to protect trafficking victims.

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America’s Underground Female Genital Mutilation Crisis

The Daily Beast

June 11, 2014

This article exploring female genital mutilation in the US cites a Sanctuary for Families study about the practice. The study found that FGM is normally carried out by doctors who emigrate from countries where the practice is common, and they agree to perform the procedure at the request of a child's parents.

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Showing Zero Tolerance

New York Law Journal

June 11, 2014

Sanctuary for Families executive director Judy Harris Kluger presented the organization's Zero Tolerance Award to Rita Tansky and Burt Tansky, former chairman, president, and CEO of the Neiman Marcus Group. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP received the Law Firm Leadership Award. More than 1,300 people attended the 19th annual Zero Tolerance Dinner, which raised $1.9 million to support services to combat gender violence.

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