On Monday in recognition of International Women’s Day, President Biden signed two executive orders to support gender equity and equal rights in the United States. Biden said in a statement: “Women’s history is American history — and world history. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements, contributions, and progress of women and girls in the United States and around the globe. My administration is committed to honoring women by investing in their opportunity, security and wellbeing.”
Biden’s first executive order establishes the White House Gender Policy Council to ensure that the administration advances gender equity and equal rights and opportunity for women and girls. The Gender Policy Council will play a role in domestic and foreign policy development and work with other policy councils to advance gender equity and equality.
The second order directs the Education Department to review all existing regulations, orders, guidance and policy to guarantee education free from sexual violence, the White House said. The order instructs the Education Department to evaluate Title IX regulations issued under the Trump administration to ensure they are compatible with the new administration’s policies.
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