Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31867.pdf

Discusses the scope of the pay equity problem, the two current federal laws that provide a remedy to those who feel they are victims of sex-based wage discrimination, recent legislative proposals on the topic and recent pay equity litigation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201605-title-ix-transgender.pdf

Letter of guidance sent to public schools and colleges directing them to provide transgender students with access to bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity.  The letter summarizes school obligations toward transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and how the federal government will evaluate a school’s compliance with those obligations.  The letter begins on p. 2 following a Notice of Language Assistance.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education.

 

Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/oshs/emergingpractices.pdf

Covers information on student transitions, privacy and confidentiality, sex-segregated activities and facilities, and additional practices to support transgender students.  Also contains a bibliography of federal resources on transgender students.  From the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education

 

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Release Joint Guidance to Help Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-departments-justice-and-education-release-joint-guidance-help-schools-ensure-civil-rights

Press release explaining the meaning of the letter of guidance sent to public schools and colleges about treatment of transgender students.  .  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education.

 

Security Assistance: U.S. Government Should Strengthen End-Use Monitoring and Human Rights Vetting for Egypt

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Egypt,Foreign Assistance

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/676503.pdf

Examines the U.S. funds provided to Egypt in 2011-2015 for security purposes, whether they were properly distributed and secured, and whether the Egyptian recipients were properly vetted for human rights concerns. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Justice Department Files Complaint Against the State of North Carolina to Stop Discrimination Against Transgender Individuals

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-files-complaint-against-state-north-carolina-stop-discrimination-against

Agency press release explaining the reasons for the lawsuit filed against North Carolina because of the alleged discrimination against transgender individuals of state legislation relating to the use of bathrooms and changing facilities.  From the Justice Department

 

Domestic Violence in England and Wales

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Marriage/Family,Women

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06337/SN06337.pdf

Looks at how domestic violence is defined in England, how widespread the problem is, and civil and criminal remedies that are available for victims.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 6337

 

UNSCR 1325 in the Middle East and North Africa: Women and Security

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Egypt,Iraq,Israel,United Nations,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR388-UNSCR-1325-in-the-Middle-East-and-North-Africa-Women-and-Security.pdf

Examines the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and what it has accomplished in five Middle Eastern and North Africa nations, especially with regard to ending violence against women and promoting gender equality, since its passage in 2000.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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