Launch of Our Mobile Phone Application!

Shatter the Silence Mobile Phone App!

PAVE and the Clery Center for Security on Campus’ Shatter The Silence App provides education and resources to help prevent sexual violence by equipping users with knowledge, skills and services through interactive multimedia tools. Shatter The Silence also provides instant EMERGENCY functionality that will contact the police, and connect you to immediate support from trained violence intervention specialists.


 

Search “Shatter the Silence” in APPS

CLICK HERE for Google Android

CLICK HERE for iPhone

Copyright 2013 by PAVE, Inc. and the Clery Center for Security on Campus

MEDIA:

Minnesota State University – Click here

White House  Apps Against Abuse – Click here

CNet – Click here

 

 

 

Travesty of Justice for Clergy Sexual Abuse Victims

Millstone Memorial, the nation’s first memorial in remembrance of clergy sex abuse survivors which was destroyed by a vandal for the second time in less than two years. PAVE Founder Angela Rose spoke at the rededication ceremony.

Media links:

Nj.com - Memorial to child victims of church sex abuse, destroyed twice, to be rededicated Sunday

Daily Record – Church rededicates monument to abuse survivors

Mendham Chester Patch – Monument ‘Expands Message’ With Third Dedication

NJ.com – Child sex abuse ‘as important as any other act of terrorism,’ crowd told at Mendham church

CBS NYC – Advocates Rededicate Sexual Abuse Victims’ Memorial Twice Hit By Vandals

Salem News – Twice Vandalized NJ Memorial to Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Rededicated in Special Ceremony

Travesty of Justice for Clergy Sexual Abuse Victims

Last Sunday in Mendham, NJ, I was a guest speaker at the rededication of the nation’s first memorial in remembrance of clergy sex abuse survivors, which was destroyed by a vandal for the second time in less than two years. The rededication ceremony was held in front of the damaged memorial outside of St Joseph’s Church, where former pastor James T. Hanley (who since has been defrocked) sexually abused more than sixty boys in the rectory.

How many news reports have you seen and heard of sexual abuse by priests? Countless. It has become practically normalized because it is so frequent. It needs to stop—and we as a nation need to come together with a unified voice to take stand.

We need to raise our voices in protest for the cover-ups, the victim blame, and the failure to protect our nation’s youth.

Now is the time. Sandusky, Catholic sexual abuse scandals, Steubenville: it is time for this nation to stand in solidarity to support sexual assault survivors and say, “No More.”

The time is NOW to stand together and be the voice for everyone who has been silenced by sexual violence.

 

 

Art for Awareness

IDEA FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH…Arts for Awareness!

Celebrities, musicians, poets and artists came together to lend their talent to shatter the silence of sexual violence at a multimedia event at the Red Bull Space in Soho produced by Rusted Blue Entertainment. Hundreds of participants enjoyed live performances, fine art silent auction, celebrity appearances including MTV’s Sarah Rice, down-home comfort food from Justin Timberlake’s restaurant Southern Hospitality, and sponsored drinks from High and Mighty Beer Co. and Berentzen. Contact us if you want to a host a PAVE’s Art for Awareness event in your community!

Steubenville Verdict

PAVE Founder Angela Rose talks about the verdict in the Steubenville, OH rape case…and the CNN media coverage of when the verdict was read. Sign the Change.org petition – click here!

Watch the CNN Coverage:

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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 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!

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 Up
(Same day registration is available)
8:30 am 10K Start
8:45 am 5K Run/1-Mile Walk Start
Awards Ceremony & Balloon Release will follow 

COURSE INFO:
Busse Woods Trail (Paved course), Grove 5, Elk Grove Village, IL.
Water stations and bathrooms are available throughout the course.
Course map & addition information available at www.itsourlittlesecret.org

*RACE IS CERTIFIED*

50-YARD DASH & BALLOON RELEASE:
Children 12 and under only.  All participating children will receive a prize.

To commemorate the lives affected from abuse, we will conduct a balloon release before Award Ceremony.  Children participating in 50 yard dash will receive one balloon. 

REGISTRATION FEES:
*All Registrants will receive a Dri-Fit Shirt and runner’s bag with Freebies!!

$35 10K Pre-Race Day $40 10K Race Day
$30 5K Pre-Race Day $35 5K Race Day
$35 1-Mile Walk for Family of 4
$25 1-Mile Walk Individual
$20 Students

AWARD INFORMATION:
Top 10/5K Run finishers in designated age groups will receive a medal.
Age groups: 11 and under, 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older.

Overall 10K & 5K winners will receive awards and/or prizes for
1st place male and female, 2nd and 3rd place male and female winners will receive awards.  A prize to the overall runner for both 10K/5K Run male or female who ran for a Child(ren) will be awarded a one night stay at a TBD hotel/water park.  Great for family time! 

Race results will be available at www.itsourlittlesecret.org

For race registration and event questions please contact:
Maebelle Obispo-Emery, 5K Coordinator
Email: mobispo@itsourlittlesecret.org
Tel: 847.651.9878 

2 Nonprofits Coming Together to Bring Awareness to Child Abuse!

ABOUT IOLS:
The mission of It’s Our Little Secret (501c3) is to promote a healthy recovery for the
abused children & youth, and to stop the destructive future behavioral patterns of the
abused towards their own and other children.
www.itsourlittlesecret.org

ABOUT PAVE:
Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE) is a multi-chapter national
501c3 nonprofit organization that uses education and action to shatter the silence of
sexual violence through targeted social, educational and legislative tactics.
www.pavingtheway.net

 

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 – Two nationally recognized and outspoken survivors of sexual abuse joined
local Long Beach and Signal Hill leaders today Friday March 1st at the Boardroom Long Beach
Memorial Hospital 2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach. Angela Rose, Founder and Executive Director of the national nonprofit Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE), and PAVE Ambassador and Glamour Magazine 2012 Woman of the Year Erin Merryn, who were invited by Long Beach Councilman Dee Andrews of the Sixth District, are both outspoken survivors of sexual abuse and travel the country shattering the silence and working to prevent sexual violence.

According to the US Department of Justice, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused. The pervasiveness coupled with the silence and shame surrounding these crimes continue to fuel this public health crisis. Many survivors of sexual abuse experience psychological and physical trauma, which not only creates cycles of violence, but is also extremely costly to tax payers. A study from the US Department of Justice found the cost of crime to victims is an estimated $450 billion a year when factors such as medical costs, lost earnings, pain, suffering, and lost quality of life are considered. Rape is the most costly to its victims, totaling a cost of $127 billion a year. Childhood sexual abuse is also a major risk factor for human sex trafficking and exploitation.

Key strategies for prevention and early intervention will be highlighted at this press event,
including Erin’s Law, created by Erin Merryn, which teaches children the difference of safe/unsafe touching along with safe/unsafe secrets. Erin’s Law has been enacted by the legislatures in five states with numerous other states’ lawmakers focused on enacting this important legislation, realizing that as a society, we must teach and empower our children.

Citing recent headlines such as the Sandusky, Los Angeles Unified School District, Boy Scouts, and Catholic Church incidents, Rose and Merryn jointly said “We have an obligation to protect our children with laws and policy that will empower our children and hold people accountable. We appreciate that Councilman Andrews took a leadership role as he knows sex abuse affects many in his district. He brought people together today so all of us can help victims shatter the silence. We need more leaders like the Councilman so our children are better protected. ”

Following the news conference, a luncheon open to the media will be held in the same location. Erin Merryn will present firsthand the discussions she had at The Winter Conference of the National Governor’s Association, as well as tangible tips for parents, teachers, and lawmakers that will help to protect our children. Merryn will be speaking this March at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s national conference, Safe to Compete: Protecting Child Athletes from Sexual Abuse.

PAVE Ambassadors Speak Out on Relationships!

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month!
CLICK HERE for more info and project ideas!

PAVE Founder on OWN

PAVE Founder Angela Rose on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) This Thursday, VDAY, 2/14, 10pmEST

Angela Rose

 

PAVE Founder, Angela Rose, will be on the Oprah Winfrey Network on Vday, Feb 14, 2013 at 10pmEST on the new show “I Got Away” as she shares her story of being kidnapped from a shopping mall, sexually assaulted and her journey to rise above the pain to found a national nonprofit PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment.

 

1 Billion Rising

On behalf of PAVE’s 50 chapters and affiliates….we RISE with Vday.org #1BillionRising
Important note: Although Angela’s story was a stranger assault, overwhelmingly sexual assault is committed by someone we know and trust. PAVE works to shatter the silence and end ALL sexual violence. WATCH ANGELA’S VIDEO BLOG ON RISING WITH VDAY