Lynn Rosenthal is the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. From 2000 to 2006, Ms. Rosenthal was the Executive Director and President of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). She also served as executive director of a local domestic violence shelter in North Florida and has led state domestic violence coalitions in Florida and New Mexico. While serving in the White House, Lynn has coordinated efforts to reduce domestic violence homicides, address domestic violence in the workplace, raise awareness about the effects of violence on youth, and improve the nation’s response to sexual violence. Lynn is a senior advisor to Vice President Biden and serves on the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Lynn Rosenthal's Posts
- May 11, 2012 at 8:27 AM EST
House Republicans passed a measure that guts nearly 18 years of established law and undermines the very foundation of the Violence Against Women Act
- April 25, 2012 at 7:53 AM EST
Native American women suffer from violent crime at some of the highest rates in the United States. By supporting the Leahy-Crapo bill, Congress can provide tribes with the authority to hold offenders accountable for their crimes against Native American women, regardless of the perpetrator’s race
- April 23, 2012 at 5:22 PM EST
One in five women report having been raped in their lifetimes, and many experience ongoing physical and emotional trauma related to this crime. Women and men who step forward to serve our country must be protected from this devastating crime, and offenders must be held appropriately accountable.
- February 14, 2012 at 11:43 AM EST
Domestic violence often spills into streets, workplaces, and communities, and is estimated to cost our nation 8 billion dollars a year in lost productivity and health care costs
- January 30, 2012 at 1:28 PM EST
Lynn Rosenthal, the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, discusses the fears, threats, and intimidation endured by victims of stalking, and steps the Obama Administration is taking to combat this often-invisable crime.
- January 6, 2012 at 9:56 AM EST
Attorney General Holder announces that the FBI will be changing the definition of rape used to collect data from local law enforcement about these crimes.
- November 30, 2011 at 1:22 PM EST
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Leahy (D-Vermont) and Senator Crapo (R-Idaho) introduce bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
- November 16, 2011 at 4:13 PM EST
Lynn Rosenthal shares her experiences from this past October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She traveled took around the country to visit communities, host roundtable meetings with local domestic violence advocates to hear about their successes in the field, as well as the challenges they are facing every day.
- October 26, 2011 at 5:54 PM EST
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Valerie Jarrett joined Lynn Rosenthal at a Champions of Change event to honor 14 individuals and organizations from across the country who are focused on ending domestic violence in their communities.
- October 26, 2011 at 3:28 PM EST