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US Veteran Recounts His Personal Story of Sexual Assault and Wants to Help Others in Need

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:43am

Mujahid's work is based on his experiences with rape and intimidation while serving in the U.S. Army in 1978.

Key Points: 
  • Mujahid's work is based on his experiences with rape and intimidation while serving in the U.S. Army in 1978.
  • Although not for the faint of heart, Mujahid's work is both a necessary and important analysis of the crimes that can occur within the U.S. military.
  • While Mujahid's story is wholly his, The Arrrrticle of XXXII is also a powerful commentary about male sexual assault and the social pressures that men face while reporting rape.
  • He hopes to inspire others by sharing his story and raising awareness about how sexual assault is treated in the armed forces.

ONA announces winners in the 2021 Online Journalism Awards

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:34pm

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inspiring journalism projects covering climate change, Himalayas ghost cats, political crisis in Hong Kong and the U.S. public health system were among the finalists and winners honored Oct. 15 in the 2021 Online Journalism Awards the annual global showcase of digital innovation administered by the Online News Association (ONA).

Key Points: 
  • PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inspiring journalism projects covering climate change, Himalayas ghost cats, political crisis in Hong Kong and the U.S. public health system were among the finalists and winners honored Oct. 15 in the 2021 Online Journalism Awards the annual global showcase of digital innovation administered by the Online News Association (ONA).
  • Winners were announced online and during a ceremony in Philadelphia, where ONA reconnected the journalism community at the associations first in-person conference in two years.
  • As part of the 2021 awards showcase, ONA also previously announced the 2021 recipients of three awards bestowed by special committees on individuals or small groups.
  • Here is the full list of the 2021 Online Journalism Awards winners in 21 categories that were open for submissions:
    Gather Award in Engaged Journalism, Micro/Small Newsroom
    Gather Award in Engaged Journalism, Overall Excellence
    Excellence in Social Justice Reporting, Single Story
    Excellence in Social Justice Reporting, Portfolio

An All-Star Team Comes Together to Support Houston Area Women's Center

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 10:43pm

100 percent of the proceeds collected from the raffle will be donated to the Houston Area Women's Center.

Key Points: 
  • 100 percent of the proceeds collected from the raffle will be donated to the Houston Area Women's Center.
  • "As this year's fundraising chair for the Houston Area Women's Center Leadership Campaign, I have made this a team effort in raising awareness for the incredible work the Houston Area Women's Center provides our community.I am so excited to have my friends Janelise, Lianet, and Monica join me in this cause.
  • The Houston Area Women's Center provides support and advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
  • The Houston Area Women's Center is committed to being a safe place for all women, and their work in Houston is so important.

Survivors' Secretariat Provides Update on Death Investigation Possibly Associated with Mohawk Institute

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 1:00pm

The investigation of an unmarked burial found in August 2020 near Glenwood Drive in Brantford, Ontario, is now being reviewed to determine if it may be associated with the Mohawk Institute.

Key Points: 
  • The investigation of an unmarked burial found in August 2020 near Glenwood Drive in Brantford, Ontario, is now being reviewed to determine if it may be associated with the Mohawk Institute.
  • The Task Force includes both police service membership and representatives from Ontarios death investigation system.
  • Indigenous children from more than 20 First Nations were impacted during the 136 years the Mohawk Institute was in operation.
  • The lands associated with the Institute exceed 500 acres and are the focus of work led by the Survivors Secretariat.

7 Additional Greenberg Traurig Equal Justice Works Fellows Tackle Social Issues Across the U.S.

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added seven members to its Equal Justice Works Fellowship program.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added seven members to its Equal Justice Works Fellowship program.
  • As a cohesive group, the Greenberg Traurig Equal Justice Works Fellows help tackle racial, economic, and social justice issues in underserved communities, many in their hometowns.
  • Greenberg Traurig, through its Holly Skolnick Fellowship Foundation, is the largest law firm sponsor of Equal Justice Works in the United States.
  • Web: http://www.gtlaw.com
    About Equal Justice Works: Equal Justice Works is the largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law in the United States.

Colbeck Capital Management Provides Support For Pink Aid's 11th Annual Gala & Fashion Show 'Pink-A-Cabana'

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 8:33pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Colbeck Capital Management proudly supported Pink Aid's 11th Annual Gala & Fashion Show on Oct. 7th, 2021, in Westport, Connecticut.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Colbeck Capital Management proudly supported Pink Aid's 11th Annual Gala & Fashion Show on Oct. 7th, 2021, in Westport, Connecticut.
  • Pink Aid's Pink Purse program was founded in 2015 to provide direct emergency assistance to individuals in financial crisis during breast cancer treatment.
  • Colbeck Capital Management was proud to support Pink Aid's mission and join the other sponsors for the 2021-2022 season as an official Pink Compassion Partner.
  • Colbeck Capital Management ( www.colbeck.com ) is a strategic lender that partners with companies during periods of transition, providing creative capital solutions to meet their evolving needs.

Mammogen and Brilliantly Combine Forces to Advance Community Efforts for Breast Cancer Previvors and Survivors

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 6:35pm

Brilliantly and Mammogen, Inc., two female-led womens health companies centered around breakthrough technologies designed to solve unmet clinical needs associated with breast cancer, announce a comprehensive partnership expected to improve quality of care for the breast cancer community, both inside and outside of the physicians office.

Key Points: 
  • Brilliantly and Mammogen, Inc., two female-led womens health companies centered around breakthrough technologies designed to solve unmet clinical needs associated with breast cancer, announce a comprehensive partnership expected to improve quality of care for the breast cancer community, both inside and outside of the physicians office.
  • The companys flagship genTRU-breastTM program leverages novel messenger RNA (mRNA) technology to non-invasively detect and diagnose breast cancer.
  • Brilliantly helps women with the transition from confronting breast cancer to embracing life through innovative products, thoughtful content, and relevant services.
  • The company has recently released their flagship technology, Brilliantly Warm, the first-ever wearable designed specifically for women who have had breast reconstruction surgery.

Ford Foundation Launches First-Ever U.S. Disability Rights Program

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 3:26pm

Disability Rights program marks the next stage of Ford's sustained commitment to the community and wider efforts to transform the foundation toward disability inclusion in all of its operations and grantmaking.

Key Points: 
  • Disability Rights program marks the next stage of Ford's sustained commitment to the community and wider efforts to transform the foundation toward disability inclusion in all of its operations and grantmaking.
  • Disability Rights Program will focus on advancing economic justice; strengthening disability organizations through multi-year, core funding support; building a pipeline of a diverse disability leadership, both within disability rights and justice organizations and in the broader social justice arena; and countering disability stigma.
  • "Any efforts to combat inequality can only be successful by explicitly including disability," says Disability advocate Rebecca Cokley, who joined the foundation earlier this year as program officer to lead the U.S.
  • Additionally, with the launch of the President's Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy, Ford has partnered with other foundation leaders to influence the wider philanthropic sector toward disability inclusion.

In Canada, 90 per cent of sex trafficking survivors are women and girls

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Data gathered during the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotlines first year of operations shows that sex trafficking is a gender-based crime that predominantly impacts Canadian women and girls.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Data gathered during the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotlines first year of operations shows that sex trafficking is a gender-based crime that predominantly impacts Canadian women and girls.
  • Instead, The Centre has used non-attributable data collected from the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline to identify six broad trafficking trends in Canada.
  • The Reports other findings include:
    COVID-19 has had a major impact on the social services that victims rely on to escape trafficking and heal.
  • Since 2019, The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking has operated the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline, a confidential, multilingual service, operating 24/7 to connect Canadians with over 900 social and legal services nation-wide.

Human Trafficking Legal Center Honors FTI Consulting’s Edith Wong as Advocate of the Year

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:30pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that Edith Wong , a Managing Director in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment, has been honored by the Human Trafficking Legal Center as its Advocate of the Year.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that Edith Wong , a Managing Director in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment, has been honored by the Human Trafficking Legal Center as its Advocate of the Year.
  • Ms. Wong, who is based in New York, was recognized for her pro bono work on a complex sex trafficking case with the Human Trafficking Legal Center in early 2021.
  • Commenting on the recognition, Ms. Wong said, I am honored to support the Human Trafficking Legal Center in its mission to fight for justice on behalf of trafficking survivors.
  • In certain jurisdictions, FTI Consultings services are provided through distinct legal entities that are separately capitalized and independently managed.