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Media / November 21, 2019

Women working for Mayor de Blasio earn at least 4.5% less than men on average, pay gap increases to 10% for top officials

“Compounded over the years of employment at City Hall, it’s a significant loss of income for those women,” said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women New York City and New York State. “When you consider that many women experience a pay gap at many points throughout their career, the loss is staggering and impacts families’ standard of living and women’s quality of life in retirement.”

Media / October 17, 2019

What's next for #MeToo?

"We have identified the serial predators who are rich and powerful. There are thousands more out there. And the people who allow it to happen, particularly in workplaces or places of worship, putting the spotlight on them, that's the next phase of 'Me Too,'" says president of NOW-NYC Sonia Ossorio.

Media / July 15, 2019

Read Sonia Ossorio & Lauren Hersh Op-Ed: Jeffrey Epstein reminds us how millions of women are exploited in the sex industry

Epstein’s crimes are sweeping and flagrant, but not drastically different from what commercial sexual exploitation looks like every single day in cities across America. Women and girls, mostly of color and poor, are bought and sold in a sex trade that targets and recruits the most vulnerable among us. Men, many rich and powerful, fuel the market for exploitation each time they exchange money for sexual access.

Media / July 2, 2019

Investigate Trump for rape? Don’t stop there, mayor: Get the NYPD’s Special Victims Division in shape

As a campaigning Mayor de Blasio divides his time between city and national concerns, here’s a question that spans both.

Was he serious about investigating Donald Trump for rape? And will he ensure equal treatment for all rape complaints?