PAVE has been shattering the silence of sexual violence on college campuses for nearly two decades since it was founded at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2001 by survivor Angela Rose. Even during its humble beginnings, PAVE collaborated closely with other student groups on campus such as the Multi-Cultural Student Center and the LGBTQ student center. PAVE’s programs have reached over 400 colleges including the prestigious University of Oxford in England. Learn how to start a PAVE Chapter, bring a speaker to campus, or bring a program like Consent Is to your university.
PAVE convened the first National Campus Sexual Assault Summit in 2013 (Watch Video) at Georgetown Law School that broadcasted live to hundreds of colleges across the country. Read the press release or read the article from our friends at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
PAVE also contributed to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault chaired by VP Biden
PAVE’s new innovative K-12 program has reached over 10,000 students and has been recognized nationally in the media for its groundbreaking efforts to prevent sexual violence and promote consent. Trained facilitators present PAVE’s evidence-based multi-media curriculum in health and PE classes. These workshops promote healthy relationships engaging young men and women to be a part of the solution while cultivating a culture of consent and respect. PAVE’s peer leadership provides tangible ways for students to shatter the silence throughout the school year including tabling with PAVE materials such as Consent Is.
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PAVE Founder Angela Rose was invited to speak at the White House United State of Women Summit in 2016 about PAVE’s work in high schools.
I would recommend this presentation to other students because it’s really insightful to sensitive topics that might be hard to talk about otherwise. Dating abuse, sexual abuse/rape, violence and other topics can be really hard to talk about. Most victims would be scared to talk about what they’ve been though so this really helps say it’s alright to speak out. I like how one on one this was, getting to talk in a safe place about this.
PAVE offers training for all ranks of the military. From new recruits to senior leadership to SHARP, PAVE speakers can create customized briefings or military bases can choose an existing presentation. PAVE’s compelling workshop will ignite the conversation
surrounding sexual assault and dating violence among
professionals dealing with military sexual trauma. One workshop is focused on understanding the impact of sexual violence and teaches a trauma-informed response when someone discloses. It provides insight into the neurobiology of trauma and what happens in the brain when survivors experience sexual violence.
“I would absolutely recommend this briefing – it’s the best I’ve seen in nearly 20 years in the service.” Fort Belvoir, Virginia
PAVE Hollywood works to educate and empower members of the entertainment industry to shatter the silence and prevent sexual violence. Producers, directors, casting professionals, talent agents and studio executives have come together to take a stand against sexual assault and make a difference in their community.
PAVE offers wide array of training topics for professional development to organizations and corporations including sexual harassment training, the neurobiology of trauma, how to properly support survivors when someone discloses for first responders including law enforcement and hospitals, and creating a healthy, happy workplace which was presented to the cast and crew of Hamilton on Broadway in 2018.