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Ending Gender Based Violence: Laws in the US

There are a number of laws in the United States that aim to reduce gender-based violence. Some examples of these laws include:

1. The Violence Against WomenAct (VAWA): This federal law, which was first passed in 1994 and has been reauthorized several times since, provides resources and support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It also establishes the Office on Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice and the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

2. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidelines on workplace harassment: These guidelines, which were issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), provide guidance on how employers can prevent and address harassment based on sex, race, and other protected characteristics.

3. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972: This federal law prohibits sex discrimination in education and requires schools to take steps to prevent and address sexual harassment and assault.

4. The Clery Act: This federal law requires colleges and universities to report crime on campus, including sexual assault, and to provide resources and support to victims.

5. State laws: Many states have also enacted laws to reduce gender-based violence, such as domestic violence protective orders and laws requiring employers to provide accommodations to victims of domestic violence.

These are just a few examples of laws in the United States that aim to reduce gender-based violence. There are many other laws and policies at the federal, state, and local levels that also address this issue.


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