Campus Sexual Assault Virtual Toolkit:
Shattering the Silence and Preventing Sexual Violence
The mission of PAVE is to shatter the silence and prevent sexual violence. Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE) is a multi-chapter national 501c3 nonprofit organization that uses education and action to shatter the silence and prevent sexual violence through targeted social, educational and legislative tactics.
To accomplish this mission, PAVE uses research-based educational materials aimed at prevention, professional development training for intervention, interactive art projects, and national awareness initiatives. PAVE’s work has been featured on many national media outlets including: CNN, Today Show and the Oprah Winfrey Network. www.ShatteringTheSilence.org
Download Mobile Phone Application – Shatter the Silence
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, find nearby emergency medical care using geolocation technology, and connect you to immediate support from trained violence intervention specialists.
CNN Headline News: Here’s the biggest problem with campus rape
There is a danger that many college students and their parents don’t recognize: The overwhelming number of sexual assaults on campus. A study from the Department of Justice estimates that one in four college women will be victims of rape or attempted rape sometime during their four years of college, and that women between the ages of 16 and 24 will experience rape at a rate that’s four times higher than the assault rate of all women. CLICK HERE TO READ!
Campus Sexual Assault Policies – Findings From the Campus Accountability Project
In 2009, SAFER partnered with V-Day to launch the Campus Accountability Project (CAP), a national online database that dually functions as a clearinghouse for assessments of sexual assault policies at U.S. institutions of higher education and a teaching tool for student activists looking to analyze and reform their schools’ policies.
Today, SAFER and V-Day release “Making the Grade? Findings from the Campus Accountability Project on Sexual Assault Policies.” The study analyzed nearly 300 formal and informal sexual assault policies from colleges and universities across the U.S. The report provides a snapshot of policies from a sample of four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. during a given time frame. CLICK HERE
PAVE Read Between the Lines Poster
Gather a group of people and have a Poster Party in the community where you can hang these posters in coffee shops, around a campus, on community bulletin, and in churches. Bring: copies of this black and white poster, tape and push pins. Download the PDF – CLICK HERE
Celebrity – NO MORE Poster Campaign
NO MORE is a new unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Supported by major organizations working to address these urgent issues, NO MORE is gaining support with Americans nationwide, sparking new conversations about these problems and moving this cause higher on the public agenda. PAVE has partnered with No More to distribute a poster series you can distribute all over your community featuring celebrities such as Courteney Cox, Amy Poehler, and Ice T. CLICK HERE to download posters
Art is a powerful way to shatter the silence of sexual violence. It helps to break through barriers and defenses when dealing with this sensitive issue. It also helps give voice to things that are difficult to say with words. That is why PAVE designed the Postcard Project - Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence. Participants will collage/write/draw on the postcard anything they want to shatter the silence of sexual violence. The cards will be collected or photographed and sent back to PAVE to be included into our PINTEREST account as well as shared online. People from all over the country are participating in the Postcard Project. Check the PAVE website for details about when and where the Postcard Project will be displayed. CLICK HERE for more info
Spoken Word Poetry to Shatter the Silence
Steve Connell is a world renowned poet seen on MTV, HBO and BET. Steve has performed at several PAVE events and he created a cd of poetry based on PAVE’s work called “Angel Rising”
- Download for FREE the Mp3 “What She Was Wearing” that deals with victim blaming
- Click here to purchase the entire CD
Engaging Bystanders to Prevent Sexual Violence: A Guide for Preventionists
This guide is intended to help support advocates and preventionists in creating and sustaining bystander intervention programs in their communities. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center contacted six organizations that employ various bystander programs and strategies. This guide highlights each program and its unique approach to bystander intervention and provides lessons learned for advocates and preventionists to use in their work. CLICK HERE