Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Congressional Leaders Call For Action on Missing Women and Girls – NBCNews.com

Congressional leaders and activists called for an end to the number of missing children and women of color in the U.S. Wednesday.

In a forum hosted by the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, experts and advocates weighed on the racial disparity of the number of missing women and girls.

“We can all recognize names like Natalie Holloway, but what about the other names?” asked Derrica Wilson, co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation. “In the DC area, we all know of Relisha Rudd and we know that situation, but that name didn’t become a national household name. It needs to be national because a missing person whether it’s men, women or girls is not just right here, it’s a national issue.”

Image: CBWG

Dr. Martinique Free, D. Michael Lyles, and Brenda Donald, panelists at the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls discussion on missing black women and girls.