New Video on Dating Violence from the White House
June 21, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden has released a new public service announcement (PSA) that will air on ESPN, MLB Network and Fox Sports this summer. The PSA features the President, Vice President, and several professional athletes – role models who deliver the message that dating violence is unacceptable and that respectful and healthy relationships are essential.
Despite the significant progress made in reducing violence against adult women, young women continue to face the highest rates of dating violence and sexual assault. In the last year, one in 10 teens have reported being physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend. One in five young women have been sexually assaulted while they’re in college. In response to these alarming statistics, Vice President Biden launched the 1is2many campaign. The campaign focuses his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24. By targeting the importance of changing attitudes that lead to violence and educating the public on the realities of abuse, the 1is2many campaign aims to prevent violence before it occurs.
Watch the PSA above, and click here for more information on the 1is2many campaign.