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It’s not enough to invite impacted communities to the table, community research requires building a new table. The researchers behind the Minnesota Missing and Murdered African-American Women Task Force provide a model.

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Missing and murdered Black women and girls is a national crisis. Minnesota may soon establish the first office dedicated to fighting violence against Black women and girls.

Trump attends meeting on human trafficking

US federal policy has over-emphasized prosecuting, and not preventing, human trafficking. It’s time for a public health approach to trafficking.

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The federal response to sex trafficking has overemphasized prosecution. To fix what is wrong, we need to divest from the carceral system and invest in human rights.

Sex worker rights protest violence

December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. To end violence against sex workers, we must decriminalize sex work.

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Women of color are more likely to experience gender-based violence and fear of contacting the police for help.