Lady Gaga and Joe Biden are teaming up to aid sexual assault victims

And it's incredibly empowering.

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And it's incredibly empowering.

The past few months have seen the start of a bigger conversation on sexual assault and consent, with the allegations against Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein (by 57 different women) starting a movement and leading women in all fields to stand up, with the Me Too hashtag trending on Twitter.

The men to have been accused of sexual harassment now range from Dustin Hoffman and Kevin Spacey to Ed Westwick and Ben Affleck, with industries from politics to modelling following suit with allegations of their own.

This is something that warranted a reunion from two of the biggest spokespeople for sexual assault victims - Lady Gaga and Joe Biden.

The Academy award winning singer and former Vice President of the United States have worked together on the It’s On Us movement, tackling university rape culture and providing education and support.

Now they’re at it again, this time teaming up to develop trauma centres for victims of emotional and physical abuse.

‘Women who are abused end up having long-term physical and physiological problems,’ Biden explained recently at Glamour’s Women of the Year Summit in New York. ‘We finally are recognising the long-term impacts on the health of women and men who’ve been abused. It’s the next frontier I want to be part of.’

Going on to praise the women who have come forward in recent months, Biden stated, ‘It’s hard to come forward. Don’t let this slow up.’

He continued: 'This is time to fundamentally change the culture of how women are treated in American society. The culture is changing because so many brave women - knowing they were going to be vilified - are coming forward. Look at all these men who have rightfully lost, now. Million dollar contracts! That wouldn’t have happened a year ago, five years ago, ten years ago, so keep pushing!'

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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