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Forum discusses helping women enter world of business

An auditorium full of plush, red velvet seats, were filled by a veritable sea of suited women with only two men in sight, besides the bow-tied cameraman. Turning weakness into strength and fear into confidence was the message of the Eighth Annual CUNY Women in Leadership Conference hosted at Hunter College on Oct 26. The […]

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College women can impact upcoming election

Imagine a Queens College campus where only a third of the students wore slacks — a campus where women were only allowed to wear dresses or skirts with a modest blouse or sweater. This was the dress code in practice when Margaret Kiely — QC’s first dean — was in office as acting president, from […]

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Raising awareness about sexual assaults; changing lives

Trelles Delandro said she has been terrified of being raped since she was 10 years old. The 14-year-old New Orleans native is accustomed to unwanted attention from men as she walks down the street and is surprised that her young age does not faze them. Black and white images of her appeared on the projector […]

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GEMS founder honored for anti-human trafficking efforts

Rachel Lloyd was not an average teenager. At the age of 13, she dropped out of school in England. At 14, she began stripping and by 17, Lloyd was recruited by a pimp and began working in the sex industry. During her two years working as a prostitute, she was raped, beaten and attempted suicide […]

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Seven panelists meet to discuss ‘Reproductive Justice’

Pictures of a pale woman, handcuffed, wearing an orange jumpsuit and being led by a uniformed guard were shown on the projector. The woman, Bei Bei Shuai, is held without bail in the state of Indiana after attempting to commit suicide. While pregnant, Shuai was overcome with a severe bout of depression and decided to […]

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