June 21, 2012
The following post appears courtesy of the Civil Rights Division This June, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division commemorates the 40th anniversary of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities offered by recipients of federal financial assistance. Yesterday, the Division released a report highlighting its enforcement of Title IX and its other work to combat sex discrimination in education over the past forty years. The Civil Rights Division helps enforce Title IX by:
- Coordinating enforcement of Title IX across federal agencies;
- Enforcing Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and other characteristics in public schools, colleges and universities; and
- Engaging in a variety of outreach and policy efforts to stop sex-based discrimination.
Updated September 15, 2014