The Biden administration revealed Thursday a national plan to end “gender-based violence” following years of inaction since the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.
According to the White House Gender Policy Council report, gender-based violence is “any harmful threat or act directed at an individual or group based on actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, sex characteristics, or sexual orientation.”
That means it covers rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, and family violence. In addition, the plan addresses areas ignored in previous legislation, like gender-related hate crimes and sexual exploitation.
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