The White House
Office of the Vice President
Statement by Vice President Biden on the Anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Every year on November 25, we remember the millions of women affected by violence here in the United States and around the world. Violence against women undermines not only the safety and dignity of millions of women and girls, but also the health, economic stability, and security of nations. The U.S. government remains committed to advancing the rights of women at home and as an integral component of our foreign policy. On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we stand with women and men around the world in saying one violation is one too many, and in renewing our commitment to the right of women and girls to be free from violence and abuse.