PAVE Affiliate Protect Our Defenders is doing groundbreaking work on the issue of military sexual trauma. CLICK HERE to visit their website to learn more!
BREAKING NEWS: Protect Our Defenders Testifies Before Senate Armed Services Hearing on Sexual Assaults in the Military – Click here
Their mission it to honor, support, and give voice to the brave men and women in uniform who have been raped or sexually assaulted by fellow service members. They seek to fix the military training, investigation and adjudication systems related to sexual violence, systems that often re-victimize survivors by blaming them while failing to prosecute perpetrators.
PAVE Founder Angela Rose spoke with Retired Staff Sgt. Colleen Bushnell on the Dialogue For Action call – click here to listen.
ABOUT Staff Sgt. Colleen Bushnell:
She is a national Military Sexual Trauma Survivor Advocate, motivated by her deep respect and love for all those who endeavor volunteer service in the U.S. military. She is a Lackland Airforce Base sexual trauma survivor and an Advocacy Board Member for Protect Our Defenders. In 2004, she was sexually assaulted, and upon her report, the offender committed suicide. Her life was never the same. Now, she is doing groundbreaking work to shatter the silence of military sexual violence! Click here for more info!