Launch of Social Network for Healing

Personalized Support for People Who have Been Affected by Sexual Assault

Find people like yourself who are learning how to heal past wounds and live a healthier life.

OneHealth is excited to offer you:

A complimentary membership

A healing community of people who are supporting each other

Access to resources

Life management and other practical solutions

Once you join you will be able to attend free weekly online meetings about abuse.

Meetings are held in our online chat room.

You are not alone. The OneHealth community is ready to support your health goals in a safe and secure place today. We hope to meet you here!

CLICK HERE

 

 

DC Networking Event in Georgetown!

Nick’s in Georgetown on the Waterfront

June, 19, 2014 – 5-8pm

CRE’s 13 year celebration party sponsored by HOAR Construction and Nick’s.

Twitter Hashtag: #CREnetworking

 

Join us for professional networking, a raffle, and surprise special guests! Pre-order VIP tickets for a special price of only $50 which includes a drink ticket, a raffle ticket, food sponsored by Nick’s and an autographed book from PAVE Founder Angela Rose, seen on the Oprah Winfrey Network, CNN and Today Show. Click here for more info on her book.  VIP TICKETS HERE….

 

Ticket Options
 

 

SPECIAL GUESTS:

MARY AMONS - Cast Member of The Real Housewives of DC at BRAVO and Owner at Mary Amons Design

GILDA ESPERANZA – Philanthropist and Miss DC Latina

Celeb PSA from White House

Published on Apr 29, 2014

President Obama, Vice President Biden, Daniel Craig, Benicio Del Toro, Dulé Hill, Seth Meyers and Steve Carell on putting an end to sexual assault. http://www.whitehouse.gov/1is2many

PAVE Ambassador Laura Dunn Launches SurvJustice

 

Laura Dunn, Executive Director & Founder of SurvJustice, a PAVE Partner

Laura DunnLaura Dunn is an outspoken campus sexual assault survivor and activist. She has been involved with PAVE for many years. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Legal Studies and Psychology, with a certificate in Criminal Justice. Dunn then entered Teach for America – New Orleans, where she taught middle school math post-Katrina. During that time she also served as the Communications Director for the national nonprofit PAVE and founded its Survivor Justice Campaign. Dunn then attended the University of Maryland Carey School of Law where she received her J.D. in 2014 with a focus on victim’s rights law. 

She was recently seen on MSNBC – click here.

SERVICES of SurvJustice:

SURVIVOR ASSISTANCE: CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINTS

ACTIVIST EMPOWERMENT: LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS, MEDIA RESPONSE, GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNS

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT: EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS


PAVE Ambassador Shatters the Silence of Pastoral Abuse!

Set to song I’m Movin’ On by Rascal Flatts, PAVE Ambassador Samantha Beach gives us a look at how she overcame pastoral abuse and some facts on abuse within the church.

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HELP: The Movement

A National Movement to HELP: Heal, Educate, Lead, Prevent

A Positive, Proactive Approach That Engages Men & Women to work together to eradicate campus sexual assault

HELP is a National Movement to: Heal Survivors, Educate Key Segments, Lead the Charge to Transform & Prevent Campus Sexual Assault

HELP The Movement strategy delivered by PAVE Founder Angela Rose to the White House on February 21, 2014.

HELP: A Holistic Approach - Combatting the issue of sexual assault requires a cutting edge, cross-disciplinary approach that encompasses top-down and bottom-up strategies engaging students, faculty and administration to be a part of the solution. It needs to be inclusive of all stakeholders and communities including LGBTQ and other under-served populations with a focus on prevention, education of key segments and include an arm of healing and survivor support. Having brought together dozens of leading national organizations, PAVE is launching a coordinated, national effort in 2014 to galvanize the movement on college campuses across the country to HELP: Heal, Educate, Lead & Prevent

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PLEASE DONATE to support our crucial efforts:

CLICK HERE FOR PAVE’s PRESS KIT

PAVE Ambassador Julia Dixon – White House & BBC

PAVE’s Newest PAVE Ambassador Needs Your Help to Get to the White House!

Julia Dixon has been invited to participate in the White House taskforce to combat campus sexual assault. The event is right around the corner, Friday Feb 21 so this is an immediate request…every bit helps!  We need to help raise funds to get her there – please consider donating and help us meet our goal of $500. HELP US GET SURVIVOR VOICES IN THE WHITE HOUSE!

NOTE: Extra funds raised above the goal will be used for Bystander Intervention programming in the fraternity and sorority communities!

 

BREAKING NEWS – Julia was featured on BBC on Feb 19 – CLICK HERE

Julia Dixon was born and raised in a suburb of Akron, Ohio. She graduated in 2011 from The University of Akron where she received a Bachelor’s degree in English, with minor concentrations in Spanish and Professional Writing. Julia was raped in her dorm her first week at Akron, completely changing the course of her college experience. The subsequent events of that crime, which ended in court with a plea of “guilty” a year and a half later, lead her to realize the importance of speaking out in light of injustice and fighting for the rights of others. In 2014, Julia filed a Clery complaint against her university for mishandling her case and that of several other students. She hopes that creating dialogue will remove the stigmas of assault, allowing education and understanding to flow through our nation to the people who most need it.

CLICK HERE to read about Julia Dixon in NEWSWEEK

White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Virtual, Public Listening Sessions White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Kindly note, these calls will be off-the-record, and not intended for press purposes.

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault is pleased to announce that they will be holding a series of virtual, public listening sessions in February.  The Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women, in partnership with the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, will be hosting these sessions, and their colleagues from the White House, the Office of the Vice President, and the Agencies serving on the Task Force will also be participating.  We want you to join us!

Register for a listening session – click here.

NOTE: PAVE is collecting comments to submit to the TaskForce – please send to us by February 24, 2014 – email to: Campus@PavingTheWay.net

The Task Force is looking for concrete and creative ideas about how schools can prevent sexual assault, and how they can better respond when it happens – both in terms of supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable.

February 12, 3:00-4:00 pm EST - Students and Survivors

February 13, 4:00-5:00 pm EST - Researchers and National Experts

February 14, 4:00-5:00 pm EST – Victim Advocates, Rape Crisis Center Staff, Victim Service Providers, including Campus-based and Community Programs

February 18, 2:00-3:00 pm EST – University, College, and Community College Administrators and Leaders

February 18, 4:00-5:00 pm EST – Alumni, Parents, and Other Campus Stakeholders

February 19, 3:00-4:00 pm EST – Civil Liberties

February 20, 7:00-8:00 pm EST – Students and Survivors

February 21, 4:00-5:00 pm EST – Campus Law Enforcement, Local Law Enforcement, Student Conduct Personnel, Campus Disciplinary/Judicial Boards, and Title IX Coordinators

February 25, 5:00-6:00 pm EST – Students and Survivors

February 26, 3:00-4:00 pm EST - Open Forum

The listening sessions are designed to allow as many people as possible to provide input.  They won’t be answering questions, but instead will be listening to you.  If you have questions, they will gather them for a future response.

They have three different Students and Survivors listening sessions, spread over three weeks, to accommodate the demand within the webinar capacity.  If you’re not a student or survivor, please don’t join this session – you might unintentionally block a student or survivor from participating.  If you are a student or survivor, they would appreciate you joining one of these three sessions.

Listening sessions will use the Adobe Connect webinar service, which allows participants to queue up to make verbal comments.  Participants can also type comments in a chat box.  We expect a large number of participants, so please plan to keep your remarks brief – about 3 minutes – so more people can have a turn to speak.

Streaming ASL interpretation is available upon request.  When you register for your choice of listening session, just select the ASL box.

Kindly note, these calls will be off-the-record, and not intended for press purposes.

Please keep an eye on OVW’s website, www.ovw.usdoj.gov, in the coming weeks for any updates.  Don’t forget to register for the listening sessions athttps://ta2ta.org/events/webinars/white-house-listening-sessions.html.

PAVE is so grateful for a strong focus on these crucial issues!

PAVE Ambassador Jasmin Needs Your Help to Get to the White House

PAVE’s Newest PAVE Ambassador Needs Your Help to Get to the White House!

Jasmin Enriquez has been invited to participate in the White House taskforce to combat campus sexual assault. The event is right around the corner, Friday Feb 21 so this is an immediate request…every bit helps!  We need to help raise funds to get her there – please consider donating and help us meet our goal of $1000 to cover plane fare and other travel expenses. HELP US GET SURVIVOR VOICES IN THE WHITE HOUSE!


 

Jasmin Enriquez is an activist from Southern California. She is a 2013 graduate of Penn State University where she earned her Bachelor of Art’s degree in Communication Arts and Sciences and also minored in Women’s Studies. After being sexually assaulted as a senior in high school and as a first-year student in college she decided to speak up about her experiences to try to make an impact in the community. Through her soon-to-be non-profit, Only With Consent, she plans on spreading the message of consent to upset rape culture and generate consent culture. She believes open dialogue and age-appropriate education are the first steps to creating a world that values consent.

News articles:

SVAW: Asking for Consent IS Sexy

April brings local and national efforts for sexual violence awareness

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS WEEK AT PENN STATE – AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FOUNDER

We will also be raising money at the Vagina Monologues in Chicago for this. Extra funds raised will be used for an “Only With Consent” campaign for college campuses across the US!

 

 

 

Obama Launches Effort to Battle Campus Sexual Assault Epidemic

For Immediate Release: January 24, 2014

Contact: Sarah Rice, MTV – PAVE Ambassador

(877) 399-1346, Ext 4 - SarahRice@PavingTheWay.net

 

Obama Launches Effort to Battle Campus Sexual Assault Epidemic

National Group Applauds Efforts and Thanks Sexual Assault Survivors for Their Role

Arlington, VA – This week, President Barack Obama announced the launch of a new focus to combat the alarming rate of sexual assaults committed on college campuses. According to a new report by the White House, college women are the most at-risk for rape and sexual assault.  The report, “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action,” says that 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted at college but that only 12 percent of student victims report the assault.

Sarah Rice from MTV is an ambassador for PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment  – the national nonprofit that convened the National Campus Sexual Assault Summit at Georgetown Law in September of 2013.

PAVE has continued to help to build the collaborative national movement to combat campus sexual assault and has a strong focus on prevention through bystander intervention training. PAVE also has created awareness campaigns as well as workshops about cultivating communities of support with the goal of having no survivors feeling alone or disempowered.

PAVE is hopeful that this focus on college campus sexual assault will also trickle down into high schools – because that is also a critical population.  Earlier this month, a high school student Daisy Coleman attempted suicide after she was raped due to the exhausting fight for justice, lack of support and severe bullying from classmates.

Oftentimes, the process to seek justice can very re-traumatizing for survivors of sexual trauma and PAVE credits the outspoken survivors in that past few years who have taken to the national stage to promote this issue such as PAVE Ambassador Laura Dunn, Annie E. Clark, Andrea Pino, Wendy Wyler and many others.

PAVE Founder Angela Rose said, “This week was a momentous win for our collective national movement.  We are profoundly grateful for the current Administration to make this a top priority. PAVE also offers a debt of gratitude for all of the survivors who have used their voice to shatter the silence of sexual violence!”

Sarah Rice travels the country and speaks to college students and works with PAVE to engage men and women to be a part of the solution focusing on bystander intervention and supporting survivors.

Sarah Rice said, “I have heard countless stories from college students who have been sexually assaulted on campus and were sadly re-traumatized when they tried to report. PAVE applauds the President and his Administration for their renewed efforts on this critical issue, and we urge the task force to include survivors who have experienced the trauma firsthand. Survivors’ voices need to be heard!”

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PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment is a national nonprofit that uses education and action to shatter the silence and prevent sexual violence. PAVE’s work has been featured on CNN, Oprah Winfrey Network, and in TIME. www.ShatteringTheSilence.org