Barack Obama US President begs Hollywood stars to stop violence against women

President Obama had to use Hollywood stars at the 2015 Grammys in New York to emphasize the need for women to be respected and loved within families and communities.

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President Barack Obama speaks onscreen during the Grammy Awards promoting the non-violence against women campaign

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President Barack Obama used the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 8) to spread the need to stop violence against women in America and the rest of the world.

Obama who appeared at the Staples Center in New York, streaming in on a large screen told the audience, "Together we can change our culture for the better by ending violence against women and girls".

In his message, the President encouraged the artists at the Grammys and the viewers at home to pledge to end violence against women saying,

"Artists have a unique power to change minds and attitudes and get us thinking and talking about what matters, and all of us, in our lives, have the power to set an example. Join our campaign to stop this violence."

Obama's speech was part of the White House’s 'It’s On Us' campaign to raise awareness on the importance of being cautious and value the women.

After Obama concluded, a domestic violence survivor named Brooke Axtell took the stage to share her story.

"Authentic love does not de-value another human being," she said. "Authentic love does not silence, shame, or abuse."

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