Title IX is the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are both forms of prohibited sex discrimination in schools, and much of what we might call “bullying” is actually prohibited harassment. Since Title IX became law in 1972, NWLC has worked hard to ensure that women and girls are able to learn in an environment that is free from sexual harassment and violence—from reaching a historic settlement for a client who was sexually assaulted on campus to testifying before a federal commission on civil rights and bullying and harassment, participating in important Supreme Court cases, and speaking out against sexual assault on campus.
Resources for Students, Parents, & Educators:
- Bullying and Harassment Based on Sex: The Next Generation of Title IX
- Cyberbullying and Sexual Harassment: FAQs about Cyberbullying and Title IX
- Pregnancy Harassment is Sexual Harassment: FAQs about Title IX and Pregnancy Harassment
- Title IX Protections from Bullying and Harassment in Schools: FAQs for Students
- Title IX Protection from Bullying and Harassment in Schools: FAQs for LGBT or Gender Nonconforming Students and Their Families
- Protecting Survivors of Sexual Assault on Campus: Myths and Facts
- How to Protect Students from Sexual Harassment in Schools: A Primer for Schools
- How to Recognize and Combat Sexual Harassment: A Primer for Students
- What Would a Successful, Safe, and Healthy School Look Like for Girls?
Recent Cases & Legislation:
- National Women's Law Center Files Federal Court Appeal In Sexual Assault Case
- Supreme Court decision protects remedies for gender discrimination in public schools
- Historic settlement reached in sexual harassment case
- National Women's Law Center Files Title IX Lawsuit for Failure to Respond to Sexual Assault
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