Promoting Empowerment

Promoting Empowerment

PAVE stands for Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment. Working to Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence!
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1BlueString asks guitarists to replace one of their six strings with a blue string to symbolize and support the 1 in 6 men sexually abused in childhood. Learn more at and

Laura Stemple on compassion. Find more words of encouragement for survivors and their friends and family at

Consent is never implied. While body language can give you a clue to whether your partner is interested, verbal consent is necessary to respectfully be intimate. Consent doesn’t have to be awkward: In fact, consent can be sexy!

There are 5 essentials of consent - make sure you've ticked all the boxes. Learn more at

Courtesy of This powerful and moving documentary tells the stories of three courageous men who have found healing for themselves and helped many others. It is an insightful, wise and compassionate film that perfectly balances storytelling and reflection on issues affecting all men sexually abused as boys, including struggles with intimacy and the cycle of violence. Learn more about understanding and healing sexual violence at

Courtesy of Victims No Longer is the Reader's Choice for supportive resources for survivors of abuse. For more resources, visit

Trish Kaye Lleone on being a survivor. Read more survivors' stories at

Don't judge yourself by what others did to you. Find more words of strength at