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 26, 2011 at 4:03 PM EST
The Department of Justice’s Office of Victims of Crime has released a grant program designed to ensure that all crime victims, including LGBTQ individuals, receive comprehensive, quality services and are afforded fundamental rights.
- April 27, 2011 at 5:06 PM EST
Today, the Department of Justice took an unprecedented step in encouraging men and boys to become partners in ending violence against women. The Engaging Men Grant Program, underscores the fact that most men are not violent or abusive towards the women in their lives and encourages these men to work as allies with women and girls to prevent violence.
- April 1, 2011 at 3:07 PM EST
The prevalence of sexual assault in this nation is a tragedy that must be addressed. That's why President Obama declared the month of April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Lynn Rosenthal, the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, writes about the Administration's commitment to end this violence.
- March 28, 2011 at 12:24 PM EST
As we wind down Women’s History Month, Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, reflects back on all the changes in women’s lives over the past few decades. Most notably, violence against women has emerged as an important topic at the local, state, and national level.
- February 18, 2011 at 4:54 PM EST
- January 10, 2011 at 6:35 PM EST
Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, discusses stalking and how the Obama Administration is addressing it.
- December 20, 2010 at 7:05 PM EST
President Obama signs the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) which includes the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). This bill will help end abuse, give hope to victims, and provide families with the help they need.
- December 17, 2010 at 1:06 PM EST
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), taking an important step towards improving women’s lives around the world.
- December 6, 2010 at 5:43 PM EST
The U.S. Senate reauthorized the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) - two important steps toward protecting victims of domestic violence and breaking the cycle of abuse
- November 24, 2010 at 12:20 PM EST
Vice President Biden highlights the Administration's commitment to ending violence against women.