Protect Our Defenders Podcast

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

Race for Change!

2 Nonprofits Came Together to Bring Awareness to Child Abuse! CLICK HERE for ABC 7 News – They broadcasted live from the race!     PAVE & It’s Our Little Secret – RACE FOR CHANGE   Sunday, April 21, 2013 Busse Woods – Schaumburg Illinois Details will be avail online www.itsourlittlesecret.org 7-8 am Race Day Packet Pick

Stronger Than You Know

I was reading the articles that I have posted for PAVE’S blog and noticed a trend. I have been reporting on incidents that take place and the effects that occur due to these acts of malice. However, while reading through them I noticed a trend among the victims. Something that as humans we all have

International Women’s Day Panel

Violence Against Women: A Panel Making International Connections In recognition of International Women’s Day, this panel of representatives of community and college groups will discuss the implications of gender-based violence. Thank you to Northeastern, UIC and Loyola for partnering with PAVE and hosting these wonderful panel discussions!  

Sexual Abuse Prevention – Erin’s Law

Pictured above: PAVE Founder Angela Rose & PAVE Ambassadors Taylor, Erin Merryn, Johnna Janis, and Sarah Rice from MTV. CLICK HERE for tips to protect your kids from sexual abuse CLICK HERE for an article in the Long Beach Telegram Councilman Dee Andrews Joined Nationally Known Activists for Prevention of Sexual Abuse LONG BEACH, CA

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

This message is in response to Angela Rose’s piece on Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. I would have emailed her directly, but could not locate any other contact information than this one, so please pass it along if possible. I want to first commend her on a wonderful piece—it is important that everyone

Keara’s Story

Just over a year ago, I went through a traumatic sexual violence experience. What started out as a care-free night out with my best friend turned into a nightmare. We started out bar-hopping in Lincoln Park- hardly a rarity for two girls going to college in the city. Without going into too much detail via

It’s Not Just In America

I recently came across a story that made me stop and think about the bigger picture on sexual assault. So many times we think about it being something that someone does to another in secret, or at least in partial seclusion. However, there are places in the world where it is almost done for show;