ABAAD was one of a number of non-governmental groups that provided their inputs on the legislation. In addition to punishing the perpetrators, the law affords protection to both the victims and any witnesses who testify against the accused. It also creates a specialised fund at the Social Affairs Ministry tasked with offering support and rehabilitation to victims and raising awareness about sexual harassment, and explicitly gives victims to right to seek compensation. In case force or pressure is used by a perpetrator for sexual gains, the harassment does not need to be recurring for it to fall under the law. Glaring barriers to equality still remain in Lebanon, including the fact that women are barred from passing on their nationality. Marital rape also remains legal, while hundreds of thousands of mostly non-Lebanese female domestic workers are explicitly excluded from the most basic protections under the labour law.
Sexual Assault vs Sexual Harassment: What’s The Difference?
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Building on the It's On Us PA initiative, this law includes statutory requirements for addressing sexual assault at postsecondary institutions in Pennsylvania that award an associate degree or higher. Institutions have until June 30, to comply. Article XX-J requires postsecondary institutions to adopt a clear, understandable written policy on sexual harassment and sexual violence that informs victims of their rights under federal and state law, including the crime victims bill of rights. Adopted policies must contain a provision that a witness or victim of an incident of sexual harassment or sexual violence who reports the incident in good faith will not be sanctioned by the institution for admitting in the report to a violation of the institution's student conduct policy on the personal use of drugs or alcohol.
List of Trump's accusers and their allegations of sexual misconduct
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Sexual assault and sexual harassment, while both serious accusations in their respective areas of the law, are very different things. Being accused of one is absolutely not the same thing as being accused of the other. Most importantly, the consequences of being found guilty of sexual assault vs sexual harassment are far more severe.