Hillary Clinton outlined her thinking on addressing campus sexual assault on Monday, building off of President Obama’s efforts to raise awareness about rape at colleges.
Though she stopped short on Monday of offering a specific plan, Clinton said that as president she would aim to provide support for survivors, including counseling and health care, as well as ensure transparency in campus disciplinary proceedings.
She would also establish sexual violence prevention education programs in colleges and some high schools.
“As President, I’ll fight to make sure every campus offers every survivor the support she needs, and we’ll make sure that these serves are comprehensive, confidential, and coordinated,” Clinton said.
As senator, Clinton introduced legislation to make emergency contraception available to servicewomen as part of a response to a spoke in sexual assault cases in the military, as well as cosponsoring a bill that would ensure non-service members had similar emergency contraception access in hospital emergency rooms.
As first lady in 1994, Clinton helped establish the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Clinton’s New York Senate seat is now held by Kirsten Gillibrand, who has made combatting sexual assault a key part of her legislative efforts.
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