H.R.571 - Safe from the Start Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] (Introduced 01/28/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.571 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/28/2021)
Safe from the Start Act of 2021
This bill directs the Department of State to direct U.S. foreign assistance to address humanitarian crises in a manner that aims to prevent and respond to gender-based violence at the onset of an emergency.
The State Department shall focus on (1) preventing gender-based violence, (2) protecting survivors of humanitarian crises from the onset of the emergency, (3) promoting standards and activities to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, and (4) advancing and empowering survivors and at-risk individuals. Activities shall include improving access to post-sexual-assault medical and mental health services and ensuring such services are available to hard-to-reach populations. The State Department may provide support to local and international organizations to achieve its goals.