Singer and activist Lady Gaga is partnering with former vice president Joe Biden to open trauma relief centers for sexual assault victims.
Announced at Glamour’s 2017 Women of the Year Summit, the pair seeks to open long term relief centers for victims of physical and emotional abuse.
Biden says of the project, “Women who are abused end up having long-term physical and physiological problems. I’m working with Lady Gaga now…we want to set up trauma centers where women can go to get the long-term help they need to deal with these crises. We finally are recognising the long-term impacts on the health of women and men who’ve been abused. It’s the next great frontier I want to be part of.”
Amidst the growing vocalization regarding sexual assault, particularly in the entertainment industry, the need for places of refuge like trauma relief centers is more imperative than ever. Sexual assault is so prevalent in the everyday social battle that we need these support systems, as they're vital in the fight for both accountability and responsibility.
Both Biden and Gaga are outspoken in the fight against sexaul assault. Most recently, Biden has shown his support for forthcoming victims of Hollywood’s elite scumbags. Gaga, a survivor of sexual assault, continues to spread her message of love and strength through her foundation “Born This Way”, which aims to nurture and protect the “wellness of young people”.
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