When I had the great honor of serving as this country’s vice president, my responsibilities took me around the world and back again. But nothing was more important to me than continuing my life’s work to end violence against women… Since 1994, domestic violence rates have dropped by 63 percent. Rape crisis centers, battered-women’s shelters, […]
In over 45 years of working in global affairs, I’ve observed a simple truth: America’s ability to lead the world depends not just on the example of our power, but on the power of our example. American democracy is rooted in the belief that every man, woman and child has equal rights to freedom and […]
Former vice president Joe Biden urged more than 800 activists on a Friday phone call to pressure their universities and the Trump administration to uphold protections for rape victims. “This Administration does not speak for the American people on this issue,” Biden said on the call, according to a readout obtained exclusively by BuzzFeed News. He […]
| Emily Hecht-McGowan and Lynn Rosenthal, Biden Foundation
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 […]
This past weekend Dr. Biden and Vice President Biden traveled to Toronto, Ontario, to attend the third Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, sick, or injured warriors started by Prince Harry in 2014. They went to cheer on Team USA — as well as all 550 athletes from 17 nations — and meet with the family, friends, […]
Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act. For me, this is an important day of reflection. When Joe Biden introduced VAWA to the Senate floor in 1990, he faced a culture of indifference and victim-blaming… Today, we know better, but our work is not done.