Lady Gaga and Joe Biden are building centres for sexual assault survivors

"We [want to] set up trauma centres where women can go to get the long-term help they need"

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 14 Nov 2017

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Hollywood has taken a huge turn recently as more and more of its powerful male figures are being exposed as sexual predators by people in the industry. In light of all this, Lady Gaga and Joe Biden are coming together to help support the people who have survived the terrible ordeal of being sexually assaulted, harassed or raped.

"Women who are abused end up having long-term physical and physiological problems," Joe said at Glamour's Women of the Year Summit. "I'm working with Lady Gaga now... we [want to] set up trauma centres 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," he added. Gaga and Joe are also partnered up on the It's On Us campaign that aims to educate young people about the realities of sexual assault on college campuses.

"So many brave women have come forward, and it's hard to come forward... don't let this slow up. This is time to fundamentally change the culture of how women are treated in American society," Joe said at the event. "The culture is changing because so many brave women – knowing they were going to be vilified – are coming forward… Look at all these men have rightfully lost, now. Million dollar contracts! That wouldn't have happened a year ago, five years ago, 10 years ago, so keep pushing."

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