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1 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! SHATTERING THE SILENCE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE The time is NOW to join together and unite the national movement to SHATTER THE SILENCE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE!

2 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Actress Kristen Stewart Shatters the Silence of Sexual Violence with Security On Campus - PAVE’s Partner for “Safe Campus, Strong Voices” – Click HereClick Here

3 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Overview Difficult Dialogue & Safe Space Myths & Facts Sexual Assault on Campus Male Survivors Your Role in Making a Difference – Empowerment, Prevention, Intervention

4 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Click Here Click Here for a video from PAVE Founder Angela Rose on CNN shattering the silence of sexual violence

5 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Extremely Pervasive 1 in 4 Girls and 1 in 6 Boys will be Sexually Abused before the age of 18 1 in 4 COLLEGE WOMEN will be Sexually Assaulted during her time on campus (US Dept of Justice)

6 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! What percent of sex crimes are committed by a stranger?

7 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Stranger Assault Myth: Less than 15% Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Over 85% of Sexual Violence is Committed By Someone Who the Victim Knows

8 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Myths and Facts About Sexual Assault MYTH: Most rapes and assaults are committed by a stranger FACT: The vast majority of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to us MYTH: Many people false report FACT: The false report rate for rape is less than 5% - the same as any other crime MYTH: Rape only happens to women FACT: Any person – man or woman – can become the victim of sexual violence MYTH: Victims should be crying FACT: Everyone reacts differently to trauma. Some people may be crying, angry, or even laughing after an assault MYTH: Weapons are typically used in sex crimes FACT: Most of the time, there are no weapons involved

9 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Victim Blaming There are many examples of blaming the victim/survivor – it is crucial to eliminate the victim blaming!  They asked for it  How much did they have to drink?  Why didn’t they fight back?  What was the person wearing?

10 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Steve Connell – What She was Wearing Acclaimed poet Steven Connell who has been featured on MTV, BET, HBO Def Jam Poets created a CD of poetry inspired by PAVE’s work including this bonus track poem about the issues of victim blaming including “What She was Wearing” Whole CD available at

11 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual contact and can occur in domestic violence. Cycle of Violence Same root of power and control as well as victim blaming.

12 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Un-Healthy Relationship Jealousy and Distrust Co-dependence Fear Lack of Support for Things You Enjoy Manipulation Guilt for Spending Time with Friends and Family Forced Sexual Contact Threat of Violence

13 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Healthy Relationship Supportive Respect of Oneself and Each Other Good Communication Equality True Comfort in Being Your True Self You Have a Strong Friendship Sense of Interdependence (Mutual Responsibility)

14 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Campus Sexual Assault College Campus Stats Clery Act Know Your Rights and Options Consent Survivor Story – Laura Dunn

15 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Campus Assault College Stats: Women aged experience the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence 1 out of 4 (26.1%) women in college will be sexually assaulted 9 out of 10 women in college who are raped never report Women in their first 6 months in college are at their greatest risk for sexual assault

16 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! More Statistics 75% of the men and 55% of the women involved in acquaintance rapes were drinking or taking drugs just before the attack. (I Never Called it Rape) In a survey of high school students, 56% of girls and 76% of boys believed forced sex was acceptable under some circumstances. Acquaintance Rape: The Hidden Crime

17 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! The Clery Act The "Clery Act" is named in memory of 19 year old university freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped and murdered while asleep in her dorm room in 1986 Requires colleges and universities across the US to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Campus community sexual assault victims are assured of certain basic rights. For more info, Visit: andwww.SecurityOnCampus.org The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting

18 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! After a Sexual Assault, Know Your Rights and Know Your Options on Campus….

19 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence!

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21 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Absence of a NO Consent: Click here to watch a short clip on CONSENT by acclaimed film maker Denice Ann Evans Click here More info – visit:

22 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Laura Dunn Was a member of the Campus Crew Team Raped by 2 male crew members Tried to report, but wasn’t given justice Featured in Sept issue of Cosmo Mag Click here Click here to watch a short video

23 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Extremely Under-Prosecuted A survey conducted by the Chicago Tribune found that of the sex crimes reported on college campuses in the past six years… Only seven percent resulted in arrests Less than three percent resulted in convictions

24 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! College Campaigns

25 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Safe Campus, Strong Voices This groundbreaking campaign focuses on: Sexual and Dating Violence Awareness Victim Empowerment Prevention Bystander Intervention Tangible tools for both men and women to work together to create a safer campus Engages students to shatter the silence of campus sexual violence

26 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act Click here to sign petition: The Campus SaVE Act (S.834/H.R. 2016) is essential legislation for the following reasons: (1) it updates the Jeanne Clery Act to acknowledge the spectrum of sexual violence affecting students on campus, which includes domestic violence, dating violence and stalking (2) it establishes minimum standards for campus judicial proceedings consistent with new Title IX guidance released by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

27 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Easy Ways to Make an Impact on Campus ① Supporting the Campus SaVE Act – Sign the Petition ② Safe Campus, Strong Voices Campaign ③ Poster Project – Click here to downloadClick here to download (post this poster around campus, coffee shops, etc to raise awareness) Stay Connected to PAVE – January Conference Call, Stay Tuned!

28 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Male Survivors There are many male survivors even on college campuses. 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18! Click here to watch a clip of Boys and Men Healing Click here Resources:

29 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! YOUR ROLE IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE Bystander Intervention Be Aware of Victim Blaming Safe Campus, Strong Voices How to Support a Survivor

30 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Bystander Intervention: The willingness to take action and help someone in time of need. Two recent media examples of people failing to intervene include: ① The alleged sexual abuse by Sandusky at Penn State ② Bernie Fine at Syracuse University - Tapes 'reveal his wife watched husband molest boy in their home’ Bernie Fine has lost his job as head basketball coach at Syracuse University amid child abuse allegation

31 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! This is Not a Women’s Issue, But A Human Issue! It’s Important to Get Men Involved in Being a Part of the Solution…. If you SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING! Stopping Sexual Assault is Everyone’s Business!

32 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence!

33 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! BYSTANDER INTERVENTION Click here Click here to watch a short clip showing an example of preventing a potential sexual assault by getting involved and changing the situation on campus

34 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Help a Survivor! Studies show that the first person a survivor tells… If that person reacts well, it can greatly help the healing process!

35 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence!

36 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Important Tips: Believe every person Treat them with respect Be aware of victim blaming language Imagine the survivor is your loved one Offer them local resources Be a good listener Reassure: THIS WAS NOT YOUR FAULT CLICK HERE CLICK HERE FOR A SHORT VIDEO THAT WAS CREATED FOR AMERICA’S MOST WANTED “SAFETY CENTER”

37 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Hollywood Shatters the Silence of Sexual Violence! Sarah Rice from MTV is a PAVE Ambassador working to raise awareness and let survivors know they are not alone! JOIN THE NATIONAL MOVEMENT! Get Involved – Step In and Speak Out!

38 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! THIS IS THE CATALYST! This is just the beginning! This is the catalyst for building the national movement to shatter the silence of sexual violence on college campuses across the country! We want you on board! ACTION LIST: ① Sign up for PAVE’s Action alerts on website ② TWEET about this using Hashtag #PAVE ③ Follow Angela And

39 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! Distribute Resources: ① PAVE: ② Security On Campus, Inc: ③ Get Help - 24/7 Sexual Assault Hotline: HOPE ④ Male Survivors: and ⑤ Men and Boys Healing film: ⑥ Redefining Masculinity: ⑦ ⑧ ⑨ RESPONSE ABILITY Project ⑩ Don’t forget your local rape crisis organization and counseling centers!

40 Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence! We support all survivors of violence, abuse, and trauma. We pledge to take care of our campus community, but also take care of ourselves. It is up to us to be the voice for those who have been silenced by sexual violence! It starts with us, it starts today. Together, we CAN make a difference. Founder and Executive Director PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment PLEASE END WITH A HEALING CIRCLE SHORT VIGIL WHERE EVERYONE STANDS IN A CIRCLE HOLDING HANDS IF IT IS COMFORTABLE AND SAY IN UNISON:


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