SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 30, 2010) -- Now that Craigslist's "Adult Services" section has closed, advocates are closely monitoring the flow of demand to other popular outlets. Pressure is now being applied to Village Voice Media, which operates 14 publications throughout the U.S. in addition to Backpage.com, craigslist's closest competitor in terms of adult services.
NEW YORK (Sept. 23, 2010) — Women's Funding Network announced during the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative its commitment to fund $3 million in "shovel ready" projects for job creation, placement, and retention to improve the lives of thousands of women and girls and their families, especially single female heads of households with vulnerable children, while also contributing to the recovery of the U.S. economy.
SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 15, 2010) – As Deborah Richardson, chief program officer for Women’s Funding Network, is testifying today in Washington, D.C., before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security about the issue of “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking,” the results of a new study – also released today – indicate Internet classifieds were the predominate hub for trafficking young girls in three states over six months.
SAN FRANCISCO (August 3, 2010) – The number of young girls victimized by domestic commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC) is trending upward in states as diverse as New York, Michigan and Minnesota, according to new research commissioned by Women’s Funding Network.
STATEMENT BY: Chris Grumm, CEO and President, Women’s Funding Network
SAN FRANCISCO (June 17, 2010) – As part of an ongoing response to critics who allege Craigslist plays a role in the commercial sexual exploitation of children, CEO Jim Buckmaster in his April 29, 2010, blog post expressed his commitment to “continue to work with our partners in law enforcement and advocacy groups, and reach out to potential new ones, as we strive to do the best job we can in combating human trafficking…” He reiterated this commitment again in his May 11, 2010, blog entry.
SAN FRANCISCO (June 14, 2010) – In recognition of the important roles women play in strengthening families and communities, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on June 14 provided Women’s Funding Network with a $3 million grant to expand programs that ensure all single-women heads of household and vulnerable children have economic security and opportunities to thrive.
New York, NY and San Francisco — June 23, 2009. Foundation giving specifically targeted to benefit women and girls has surpassed the rate of overall foundation giving in recent years, and women's funds are a rapidly growing and influential force within philanthropy, according to a new report jointly released today by The Foundation Center and the Women's Funding Network.