As a part of the #ItsOnUs campaign against sexual violence, former Vice President Joe Biden and Lady Gaga came together for a strong statement speaking out against any form of sexual assault.
The campaign aims to change the culture around sexual assault on campuses and asserts that the responsibility to intervene lies on everybody who sees or hears about a sexual assault.
In the video posted on Lady Gaga’s Instagram, which you can watch below, Biden says, “It’s on everyone to intervene to stop abuse when they see it, when they hear about it.”
Lady Gaga added to the message by explaining that it’s important for survivors of sexual violence to have someone they trust that they can reach out to after the fact.
Gaga, herself a victim of sexual assault, went on to say, “I am a sexual assault survivor and I know the effects, the aftermath, the trauma, psychological, physical, mental. It can be terrifying waking up every day feeling unsafe in your own body.”
Watch the powerful video above and find out more about the campaign here.
If you’ve experienced sexual assault and need crisis support, please call National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit their 24/7 chat here.
- Main & Featured Image: Lady Gaga / Instagram