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Gender-based Violence

Read the latest updates and learn more about our work to end gender-based violence through a Reform Jewish perspective.

Gender-Based Violence

Take Action: Urge Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act


The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the United States' most comprehensive resource for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. VAWA is up for reauthorization every five years - including this year. Each reauthorization provides a new opportunity to enhance these safeguards and ensure survivros of gender-based violence have access to the resources and protections they need. 

Urge the Department of Education to withdraw their proposed Title IX rules

On November 29, 2018, the Department of Education published a proposed rule that dramatically alters schools’ responsibilities under Title IX, a section of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act that prohibits sex-based discrimination in educational programs and activities that receive federal funding.

These rules are likely to return schools to a time when rape, assault, and harassment were swept under the rug, and will disrupt years of progress toward ensuring academic institutions are held accountable for student safety. 

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Latest Updates on Gender-based Violence
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Oct 23, 2018|Ally Karpel
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Mar 07, 2018|Susannah Cohen
Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Ally Karpel at 202-387-2800.

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Check out the RAC's SAAM Action Toolkit for resources, educational tools, and program ideas for engaging your community around Sexual Assault Awareness Month.