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Pillar: Ending Violence Against Women

04.18.2019 | Blog

A national conversation to reduce domestic violence homicides

By Kelsey Cohen, Spring 2019 Intern for Violence Against Women Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the […]

04.17.2019 | Blog

Passing the mic to young leaders

By Kendall LaVine, Policy Fellow for Violence Against Women Initiatives The Biden Foundation is proud to present the Youth LEADS […]

03.27.2019 | Press

Youth LEADS: Working to End Gender-Based Violence Among Youth

From ending gun violence to combating climate change, young people are leading the way and working to drive real, lasting change in our communities and across the country. Despite this, young people have rarely been included in the conversation around one major, glaring epidemic of our time: ending gender-based violence. While a lot of progress has happened in the effort to combat gender-based violence, the rates have continued to be persistently high for young people: Eighty percent of sexual assault victims experienced their first assault before they were 25. One in nine teen girls experience some fort of dating violence in high school.

12.20.2018 | Blog

Demystifying campus sexual assault data

By Kendall LaVine, Biden Fellow for violence against women initiatives   One in five women will experience sexual assault during […]

10.25.2018 | Blog

Empowering youth to create futures without gender-based violence

By Kendall LaVine, Biden Fellow for Violence Against Women Initiatives This spring, the Biden Foundation launched the Youth LEADS (Leverage, […]

10.05.2018 | News Releases

Nobel Peace Prize: Joint statement by Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden

The Nobel committee could not have recognized two braver, worthier, or more dedicated individuals with their choice to award Dr. […]

08.01.2018 | Blog

Meet the new class of It’s On Us Regional Advisors

By Silvia Zenteno, Biden Fellow for Violence Against Women Initiatives It’s On Us and the Biden Foundation are excited to […]

04.24.2018 | Blog

Recognizing bravery and inspiring action at the Biden Courage Awards

By Tracey Vitchers, Executive Director of It’s On Us   On Wednesday, April 18th, It’s On Us and the Biden […]

03.26.2018 | News Releases

The Biden Foundation & It’s On Us Announce Biden Courage Awards

Vice President Joe Biden to join awards event on April 18th honoring student heroes who have stepped in to stop […]

02.08.2018 | News Releases

Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback William Gay Named to Biden Foundation Advisory Council Focused on Ending Violence Against Women

  Gay will join Vice President Biden at the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV) Central 2018 WASHINGTON – […]

01.22.2018 | News Releases

Biden Foundation Announces Advisory Councils Focused on Ending Violence Against Women, Advancing LGBTQ Equality

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Biden Foundation announced the formation of two Advisory Councils that will support its work to […]

11.28.2017 | Press

#MeToo stories won’t end until we focus on prevention

By now, we should be clear that the problem is not a few individual men, but rather a culture that excuses men’s behavior while marginalizing and blaming women. We must change society and to do so, we must address the culture that excuses sexual violence before men are CEOs or bosses or hold other positions of power.

11.15.2017 | Press

Former White House adviser on violence against women Lynn Rosenthal shares insights, guidance

“Social justice doesn’t just happen. It happens because people are willing to push it forward,” Lynn Rosenthal, director for the Biden Foundation’s initiative to end violence against women, told a group of attentive University of Delaware students on Thursday, Nov. 2. It was an important message delivered consistently during her visit with various groups of students, faculty, staff and community members throughout the day.

10.31.2017 | Press

Biden, Lady Gaga release sexual assault awareness PSA

Lady Gaga and former Vice President Joe Biden are teaming up again to advocate against sexual assault, releasing a PSA as part of the “It’s On Us” campaign started by Biden and former President Barack Obama.

“Lady Gaga has been the voice for people who have been forgotten, the people who have been abused — until it happens to you,” he said in the video shared on Lady Gaga’s Twitter account Wednesday.
10.16.2017 | News Releases

Vice President Biden receives Courage Award for lifetime of anti-violence work

Here at the Biden Foundation, we seek to expand equality and fairness for all people. This guiding principle informs our work in two key areas — ending violence against women and securing LGBTQ equality — and the powerful intersections between them… On Wednesday, October 11th — National Coming Out Day — AVP presented Vice President Joe Biden with the Courage Award for his decades of service working to end sexual assault and intimate partner violence and championing LGBTQ equality.