WASHINGTON, D.C. — As we celebrate International Women’s Day, the National Organization for Women (NOW) applauds President Biden’s new executive orders, which are a major advance towards gender equity and gender equality here in the United States. They reverse the Trump administration’s searing damage when it narrowed Title IX rules to give new rights to the accused, reduce liability for schools and make it easier for schools to escape accountability, denying survivors the justice they deserve.
By establishing the White House Gender Policy Council and directing the Department of Education to review all of its existing regulations, the Biden Administration is setting clear goals towards ensuring equal opportunity for women and girls and guaranteeing education free from sexual violence.
This council is an essential step towards progress as it helps insert a more gender-equitable lens to policies in our feminist agenda. NOW looks forward to the work the White House Gender Policy Council will do to structurally change our systems to provide equity for all.