Pillar: Ending Violence Against Women

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.

09.26.2017 | Press

“I Was Heartbroken”: Joe Biden Pens a Moving Essay About His Fight to End Sexual Assault on Campus

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, and survivor hotlines have sprung up across the country. But it seems like time has stood still on college campuses.

09.13.2017 | Blog

The Violence Against Women Act, 23 years later

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.

09.10.2017 | Press

Joe Biden Tells Sexual Assault Survivors Not To “Give Up” Following DeVos Title IX Announcement

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 told the activists, many of whom are students, to “demand — of your college president, your provost, your deans — demand that they step up. They know we’re right. This is no time to turn back.”

05.01.2017 | Press

Joe Biden Calls on College Students to ‘Change the Culture’ to Combat Sexual Assault

Former vice president Joe Biden on Wednesday called upon college students to fight against sexual assault, urging them to intervene if they witness suspicious situations and speak out against “locker room talk.”

“Change the culture,” he told a crowd at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., according to the Washington Post. “You can do it.”