Boys and Men Healing from Sexual Abuse

Studies show that 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18 (CDC). Many men suffer in silence due to a perceived threat to masculinity, shame, and a severe lack of support for male victims of sexual abuse. PAVE is forging relationships with the groups Male Survivor, 1in6, The Guys Project and Big Voice Pictures to help shatter the silence of sexual violence against men and boys.

Male Survivor is a PAVE Affiliate who is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. See their new PSA and campaign “Dare to Dream” by [clicking here].

Boys and Men Healing is a documentary about the impact the sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects. The film portrays courageous non-offending men whose arduous healing helped them reclaim their lives—while giving them a powerful voice to speak out, and take bold action toward prevention for other boys. Boys and Men Healing is produced in association with the International Documentary Association. [click here]

1 in 6 has an important mission – to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. This includes providing resources for people who care about them. They recently released a PSA featuring Harrison Ford. [click here]

The Guys Project was started by long-time PAVE Supporter Gabe Wright, who is an outspoken male survivor. Gabe has worked with PAVE to shatter the silence of sexual violence in the deaf and hard of hearing communities as well.

Order the award-winning DVD “Boys and Men Healing.” Film participant Tony Rogers was featured on Oprah after her staff viewed this incredible documentary.


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Safe Campus, Strong Voices Campaign



Please continue to check back, The Safe Campus Strong Voices Campaign is ongoing. We are gearing up for new programs and projects – we will post them here as soon as they are ready for you to implement on your camps!




Security on Campus (SOC) and PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment have come together for the launch of the Safe Campus, Strong Voices Campaign -a national initiative for National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September to raise awareness and increase advocacy on the issue of college sexual violence and the vast amount of under-reported cases as well as the injustices that many survivors face. The “Safe Campus, Strong Voices” Campaign will focus on victim empowerment, prevention, bystander intervention, and provide tangible tools for both men and women to work together to create a safer campus, raising awareness and engaging to shatter the silence of campus sexual violence.

Please vist the Safe Campus, Strong Voices Campaign site to learn more.

Arts for Awareness

PAVE is hosting a series of Arts for Awareness events across the country including New York, Virginia, and Texas. Combining artists, musicians, advocates and poets, these events can bring a sense of community and empowerment when shattering the silence of sexual violence. PAVE features creative events to engage people in dialogue on the issue of violence and provides an artistic voice to survivors as a means of healing.

Learn more about PAVE’s use of art to shatter the silence, watch a clip of the interactive art empowerment campaign The Binding Project.

Shattering the Silence Radio – PAVE Ambassador Erin Merryn

Erin Merryn is an author, activist and outspoken sexual abuse survivor who appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in October 2010. Listen to PAVE’s Shattering the Silence Radio talking about Erin’s journey of healing as well as Erin’s Law. Erin said, “At this very moment millions of children are sitting in classrooms learning how to add, subtract, spell, say no to drugs, escape a tornado, stop, drop, and roll in a fire, and thousands of those children sit in silence waiting for someone to give them the message on safe touch/unsafe touch/safe secrets/unsafe secrets/how to get away and how to tell today. Thank you for acting on this law. It will give children the voice we never had growing up in school.”


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