Monday, January 31, 2011

Obama May Take Big Step Against Campus Sex-Assault

Womens ENews
By Wendy Murphy
WeNews contributing editor
Monday, January 31, 2011
With several universities under investigation by the Department of Education for their handling of sexual assault complaints, Wendy Murphy is keeping a sharp eye out for Obama's expected Title IX advisory on the problem.

(WOMENSENEWS)--Momentum appears to be building to do more to prevent campus sex assault.
One major sign: President Obama plans to issue an advisory guided by Title IX, the federal law that requires schools to adopt "prompt and equitable" policies to fairly and effectively redress sexual harassment (including sexual assault) complaints.
This is a welcome development. It follows on the heels of growing concern that reports of sexual assault on campus are either being ignored or subjected to disciplinary hearings that are not compliant with federal law, to the disadvantage of victims and in violation of their rights under Title IX.

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