Gender based violence—from domestic violence to sexual violence to dating violence and more—collectively is a national crisis impacting all communities. Marginalized communities face challenges such as higher rates of gender-based violence and barriers to accessing assistance. We must develop, promote, and implement effective public policy to end gender-based violence.
– Support increased access to services for victims of stalking.
– Ensure high-quality, holistic, accessible legal services are available to victims of gender-based violence, including women, people of color, and LGBT individuals.
– Support programs that provide services to women who have experienced intimate partner violence
– Prohibit employers from discriminating against victims/survivors of gender-based violence based on their victimization status.
– In consultation with intimate partner violence and sexual assault experts, change the definition of rape to more accurately reflect the experience of women.
– Improve hate crimes reporting.