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Rachel Lloyd

Rachel Lloyd, Tina Brown and Leymah Gbowee Honored at The New York Women's Foundation Breakfast

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Regina Weinreich

A lot has happened since 2008 when a Sunday night premiere screening and dinner co-hosted by Gloria Steinem honored Leymah Gbowee, a charismatic socia...

Big Change Requires Bold Social Movements: 7 Leaders to Watch

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Dedicated men and women continue to re-imagine and build the social movements that will transform our country well into the future. Our nation needs these architects of change more than ever.

Seeking a Perfect Victim

Jane Wells | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Jane Wells

To me, she's a perfect victim, but I question who wants to watch her story? It is so grim few could stomach it. She is the ravaged face and body of the commercial sex industry in this country.

'Fighting For A World Where Girls Are Not for Sale'

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The first time I heard Rachel Lloyd speak was in 2005, the year of the 70th Annual Academy Awards. "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" had won for the b...

The Power Behind Policing Fashion

Rachel Lloyd | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Rachel Lloyd

I watched with discomfort as I realized these women -- poor women, desperate women, drug-addicted women, women under the control of a pimp -- were being used to highlight wealthy celebrities' poor fashion choices.

A Girl Like Rachel Lloyd

Jane Wells | Posted 06.05.2011 | Books
Jane Wells

We've all seen scantily clad girls: on the street, on the Internet, in ads for "gentlemen's" clubs. Bodies and faces that conjure a myriad of responses: lust, fear, curiosity, perhaps even contempt, but rarely the most appropriate one: trafficking victim.

Bold Changes, Great Leaders, Big Movements

Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson

Our country is facing a glut of complex problems that no single politician, political party, or other organization can solve in a lasting way, without help. For shifts of this magnitude, we need social movements and compelling leaders.

An Open Invitation to Rachel Lloyd

Jim Buckmaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Buckmaster

For the sake of rescuing victims and prosecuting criminals, is it really a good idea to eliminate the only venue for adult service ads that is highly responsive to law enforcement?

Rachel Lloyd's 50 Cent Challenge: Girls Are Not for Sale

Robin Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robin Caldwell

Rachel Lloyd, founder of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) in New York City, has spent the better part of her young lifetime on the fron...