The two new executive orders focus on establishing the Gender Policy Council and reform on discrimination of sex in the classroom. Here’s what that means.
WASHINGTON — March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a global holiday aimed at celebrating women while simultaneously bringing attention to issues like gender equality and reproductive rights.
President Joe Biden signed two executive orders on his first International Women’s Day in office, both of which are geared towards promoting gender equity. The new orders establish a Gender Policy Council and also creates plans to review recent changes to federal laws that prohibit sex-based discrimination in education.
“In our nation, as in all nations, women have fought for justice, shattered barriers, built and sustained economies, carried communities through times of crisis, and served with dignity and resolve,” President Biden wrote in a statement Tuesday. “Too often, they have done so while being denied the freedom, full participation, and equal opportunity all women are due.”
Here’s a look at what’s included in the orders and when the changes are expected to happen.
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