PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment Selects November 30 for National Day of Action, Shattering the Silence of Sexual Violence
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent controversy at Penn State University has demonstrated the critical need for education and awareness of sexual violence. PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment has announced a National Day of Action on November 30, on college campuses across the U.S.
PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment – a leading national nonprofit group that shatters the silence of sexual violence - is joining forces with the support of other organizations for this unprecedented national initiative.
The National Day of Action to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence features a step-by-step action guide to complete this event on your campus. This free kit includes web-based instructional curriculum, celebrity cameos, and other tangible tools to use for the Day of Action and throughout the year.
This event focuses on prevention of sexual assault and raising awareness of the high level of underreporting by victims of these crimes. This National Day of Action will empower students as bystanders to make changes in their campus environment, and encourage justice for victims.
Leading research has found that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18 (Finkelhor). Many male and female survivors of sexual assault have found the recent media coverage atPenn State University re-traumatizing - so this Day of Action will also focus on healing as well as a culture shift to create the safest, most supportive campus community.
PAVE Founder Angela Rose said, "The recent travesty of justice at Penn State University presents a unique window of opportunity to fuse our energy. Sexual abuse plagues our society and the silence, shame, and cover-ups allow it to continue – we must work together to shatter the silence of sexual violence."
Angela Rose was featured today and this weekend on HLN (CNN's Headline News) on the "BREAKTHROUGH WOMEN" series for her work in creating PAVE.
TO GET INVOLVED, Email Campus@ShatteringTheSilence.org or visit us online atwww.ShatteringTheSilence.org.
PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment is a multinational nonprofit that uses art, education and grassroots action to shatter the silence of sexual violence.