Throughout this knowledge module, reference to certain provisions or sections of a piece of legislation, part of a legal judgment, or aspect of a practice does not imply that the legislation, judgment, or practice is considered in its entirety to be a good example or a promising practice.

Some of the laws cited herein may contain provisions which authorize the death penalty. In light of the United Nations General Assembly resolutions 62/14963/16865/206, and 67/176 calling for a moratorium on and ultimate abolition of capital punishment, the death penalty should not be included in sentencing provisions for crimes of violence against women and girls.

Other Provisions Related to Domestic Violence LawsResources for Developing Legislation on Domestic Violence
Sexual Harassment in Sport Tools for Drafting Sexual Harassment Laws and Policies
Immigration Provisions Resources for developing legislation on sex trafficking of women and girls
Child Protection Provisions Resources on Forced and Child Marriage
Other provisions related to dowry-related and domestic violence laws
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Broadly Define Educational Institution and Educational Activities

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Legislation should broadly define educational institutions, so as to include public and private institutions, primary and secondary schools, as well as colleges, universities, and vocational training. Law in New South Wales, Australia, defines educational authority as “a person or body administering a school, college, university or other institution at which education or training is provided.” (See: Anti-Discrimination Act, sec.4(1)) The new Equality Law in the UK makes provision specifically for schools as well as “further and higher education.”

Laws should also make clear that students are protected from harassment connected with any of the academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs or activities of the educational institution, regardless of where the activity takes place.