Today's Date: August 12, 2022
Poll: Over Half of Voters of Color Oppose Government Negotiation of Drug Prices Once They Learn About Consequences for Patients   •   Test Release special characters in the headline © ® ™ é ñ ü ç î ò   •   Minto Group releases 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report   •   Treehouse Takes Bold Step to End Foster Care-to-Prison Pipeline   •   Greenwood and Travis Hunter Sign NIL Deal and Partner to Launch the “Choose Black” Campaign   •   Daqo New Energy Issues Its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report   •   Stanford Student Tiffany Chang Wins Miss Taiwanese American Pageant by Redefining STEM with Spectacular Homemade Robot for Her T   •   Accessibility Standards Canada signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Saskatchewan to coordinate accessibility   •   Greenwood and Travis Hunter Sign NIL Deal and Partner to Launch the “Choose Black” Campaign   •   Test Release special characters in the headline © ® ™ é ñ ü ç î ò   •   LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York Awards 12 Scholarships in Partnership with PENCIL   •   Good.Lab Releases ESG Materiality Assessment Software Tool   •   SUSAN G. KOMEN® SHARES TIPS TO LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE   •   “What I Want to Know with Kevin P. Chavous” Podcast Launches Third Season in Search of Answers to Education’s   •   Casa de Amparo, TrueCare and Lennar Announce the Grand Opening of the TrueCare & Lennar Foundation Health Center at Casa de   •   LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York Awards 12 Scholarships in Partnership with PENCIL   •   Mogul Launches Nationwide Campaign Called “Build Better Boards” to Champion More Diverse Boards   •   Mogul Launches Nationwide Campaign Called “Build Better Boards” to Champion More Diverse Boards   •   Canada and Fisher River Cree Nation partner to launch the Red Turtle Lodge Cultural Centre   •   USA Cares Receives Grant Award from Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Notice: Undefined index: currentSection in /home/blackradionetwork/public_html/page.php on line 176
Bookmark and Share

VP To Address Campus Violence Against Women

WASHINGTON  – On Monday, April 4, Vice President Biden will visit the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to call attention to the high rates of sexual assault and violence committed against young women in schools and on college campuses across the country. During their visit, the Vice President and Secretary Duncan will introduce new guidance to help schools, colleges and universities understand their civil rights obligations to better prevent and respond to sexual assault.

 

For over 20 years, Vice President Biden has led the fight to combat violence against women. As the author of the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994, then-Senator Biden exposed high rates of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking experienced by women every day in this country – redefining the way domestic violence is handled through changes in law enforcement, improvements in the criminal justice system and the establishment of shelters and services for victims. As Vice President, he has continued the cause, creating unprecedented coordination and cooperation across the federal government to combat violence against women.

 

Yet in spite of the significant progress made since the passage of VAWA, the threat of violence and abuse continues for a new generation of women. Young women aged 16-24 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault, while 1 in 5 will be a victim of sexual assault during college. With Secretary Duncan, the Vice President will highlight the Administration’s commitment to raising awareness and promoting policies to prevent violence and sexual assault against women of all ages.

 

This event is OPEN PRESS. Additional media details are forthcoming. 


STORY TAGS: Women News, Minority News, Discrimination, Diversity, Female, Underrepresented, Equality, Gender Bias, Equality



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News