Ending Violence Against Women

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"The greatest sin is the abuse of power, and the cardinal sin of them all is for a man to raise his hand to a woman."

- Joe Biden

Ending the Scourge of Violence Against Women

For far too long, America turned a blind eye to violence against women. It was a private matter. We were told we couldn’t get involved.  More than 25 years ago, Joe Biden said no more: It was time to face the moral stain of the conscience of this nation. So in 1990, he wrote the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) because he knew we not only had to change the law, we had to change the culture. From changing national attitudes with VAWA, to changing college campuses with the It’s On Us campaign, to leading the initiative to end the rape kit backlog, Joe has always placed a priority on ending this violence once and for all, and the Biden Foundation will build upon this work.

"Look, it comes down to a simple proposition: we have to change the culture on campus."

- Joe Biden

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