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National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference - File 027. November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/1364/show/1354.

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National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. (November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977). National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference - File 027. Selections from the Marjorie Randal National Women’s Conference Collection. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/1364/show/1354

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National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference - File 027, November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977, Selections from the Marjorie Randal National Women’s Conference Collection, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 2, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/1364/show/1354.

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Title National Plan of Action adopted at National Women's Conference
Creator
  • National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year
Publisher National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year
Date November 18, 1977-November 21, 1977
Language eng
Subject
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • National Women's Conference
Place
  • Houston, Texas
  • Washington, D. C.
Genre
  • pamphlets
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  • Text
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Carey C. Shuart Women’s Research Collection
  • Marjorie Randal National Women's Conference Collection
Donor Randal, Marjorie
Rights No Copyright - United States
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Title File 027
Transcript Federal and State funds should be appropriated for educational programs in the public school system and the community, including rape prevention and self- defense programs. The National Center for the Prevention and Control of Rape within the National Institute of Mental Health should be given permanent funding for operational costs, for staff positions, research and demonstration programs and for a clearinghouse on sexual assault information and educational material with regard to prevention, treatment of victims and rehabilitation of offenders. In addition, rape centers should be consulted by NIMH in the setting of priorities and allocation of funds. The National Center should be continued in order to insure community involvement and the composition of the committee should be reviewed to assure minority representation and a majority of women. State legislatures should expand existing victim compensation for the cost of medical, surgical, and hospital expenses; evidentiary examinations; counseling; emergency funds for housing, etc., and compensation for pregnancy and pain and suffering. *Some states require judges to instruct the jury as prescribed by a 17th Century jurist, Lord Chief Justice Matthew Hale: "Rape is an accusation easily to be made and hard to be proved, and harder to be defended by the party accused, tho never so innocent." Ir REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM We support the U.S. Supreme Court decisions which guarantee reproductive freedom to women. We urge all branches of Federal, State and local governments to give the highest priority to complying with these Supreme Court decisions and to making available all methods of family planning to women unable to take advantage of private facilities. We oppose the exclusion of abortion or childbirth and pregnancy-related care from Federal, State or local funding of medical services or from privately financed medical services. We urge organizations concerned with improving the status of women to monitor how government complies with these principles. We oppose involuntary sterilization and urge strict compliance by all doctors, medical and family planning facilities with the Dept. of Health, Education & Welfare's 25
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