Does Your Sport Care About Women?

Information about league policies and responses to incidents involving women's rights.

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Major League Baseball

Hailed as one of the strongest domestic violence policies in major sport, MLB’s policy has no minimum or maximum penalties. The policy gives the “joint policy board” broad latitude in imposing requirements and Commissioner Rob Manfred has already demonstrated some willingness to impose punishments without findings in criminal or civil court.

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English Premier League

A code of conduct for all England footballers does exist, but it is not publicly available, nor is it an enforceable policy. It is instead a set of “recommendations.” English football has seen several recent cases of criminal sexual assault in recent years.