Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment
Preventing Sexual Violence And Supporting Survivors Through Education, Social Advocacy, And Community Action
Promoting Awareness | Victim Support (“PAVE”) empowers survivors of sexual trauma and strives to prevent sexual violence through education, social advocacy, and community action. PAVE provides innovative curriculum focusing on prevention and intervention, social and traditional media campaigns, and support resources for survivors and families, including the survivor support site Survivors.org. Founded by Angela Rose as a student organization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in response to her own experience of being kidnapped from a shopping mall and sexually assaulted at the age of seventeen, PAVE now maintains chapters and affiliates across the country and has trained more than 100,000 college students and 10,000 professionals. PAVE envisions a world free of sexual violence where all survivors are supported as they heal from trauma.