Report IT!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Rally for Victims Rights - Feb 19 & April 29th

Sexual Violence Affects You!

1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. Every person knows a survivor, but the silence that surrounds these issues allow this public health crisis to continue! Over 80% of sex crimes go unreported...

Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence!

What is PAVE?

PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment is a national, multi-chapter, grassroots nonprofit. PAVE uses education and action to shatter the silence of sexual and domestic violence. PAVE's work has been featured on CNN, Today Show, and in TIME.

Rally for Victims Rights

Join us for a national rally on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at noon. This is going to happen in dozens of cities across the country! We know that sexual assault is the most under-reported crime in the US. However, when victims do report, we find that they are constantly re-traumatized! We demand justice! More details to come. To be involved, email: and we will send all of the tools needed to hold a rally in your community.


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Watch the special report on PAVE from Phoenix, AZ!

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Report IT on Angela Shelton Day - April 29th

Mark these dates down:

Feb 19, 2008
April 1st, 2008
April 29, 2008

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Get Involved!

Get Involved!
We really need you to get involved! There are several ways that you can make this campaign a success, be the involvement big or small!

1. Report IT! – Report a sexual assault that happened to you on our online form (fill it out once for each offender)
2. Help us spread the word! Be our MySpace or Facebook Friend
3. Step up to be a Coordinator, see below for open positions.
4. Be a Collaborating Organization!
5. Donate to help this campaign! Mail tax deductible contributions to: PAVE, PO Box 476991, Chicago, IL 60647

Volunteer Positions for Report IT Campaign:
We are seeking many volunteer leadership positions. For each of these positions, the coordinators will receive a special gift from the Report IT creators at the end of the campaign. You can also take pride in knowing that you took part in an unprecedented campaign to shatter the silence of sexual violence. Contact:!

MySpace Coordinator – This person will be responsible for maintaining Report IT MySpace page. This coordinator will seek out MySpace friends who are involved in anti-sexual assault work and healing as well as other groups.

Facebook Coordinator – This person will be responsible for maintaining Report IT Facebook page. This coordinator will seek out Facebook friends who are involved in anti-sexual assault work and healing as well as other groups

Statewide Coordinator – We are seeking coordinators for each state to reach out to all of the women’s groups, sexual assault awareness organizations, and other potential allies in each state. This position requires making a database spreadsheet for the contact information including name, address, email, and phone number.

History of the Report IT campaign

Film-maker turned activist Angela Shelton and author/judicial activist Wendy Murphy joined PAVE’s Executive Director Angela Rose for this groundbreaking effort. These three leaders in the national movement to shatter the silence of sexual violence are working with organizations across the country for this unprecedented campaign. Each of these women has a personal connection to the issue and a passion for creating social change.

Angela Shelton
Wendy Murphy
Angela Rose

In Angela Shelton’s award-winning documentary “Searching for Angela Shelton”, she surveyed women in the US with her same name. As she began interviewing other Angela Sheltons, she found that 70% had been victims of rape, childhood sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Shelton’s latest endeavor is a book, Finding Angela Shelton, which will be in stores on April 1st, 2008 through the Meredith Publishing Company. The book tells about how Angela was faced with her past, how she dealt with it and coped, and how she healed.

Wendy Murphy is the founder and director of the Victim Advocacy and Research Group, she is associate editor of the Sexual Assault Report and the author of numerous articles and opinion pieces on the criminal justice system, sexual violence, child abuse, and related legal topics. She was a principal performer on the nationally syndicated television show, "Power of Attorney," and has served as a legal analyst on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Court TV, "Dateline," "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," and NPR's "The Connection." Murphy’s first book, And Just for Some, hit bookstores in 2007.

Angela Rose was catapulted into activism as a teenager. Rose was kidnapped in broad daylight from a shopping mall at the age of seventeen. The night she reported the crime to the police, she was shocked when the detective accused her of making the story up. After fighting for new detectives to believe her story, they caught the perpetrator who was a repeat sex offender who was on parole for murder. In response to her abduction and sexual assault, Angela Rose turned a suburban community into a group of proactive citizens. Working with others attacked by her perpetrator, Angela spearheaded the movement culminating with the passage of the 1998 Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act in Illinois. She went on to create the national nonprofit PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Report IT!

Report IT on Angela Shelton Day - April 29th

This is Angela Shelton and Wendy Murphy speaking about the Report IT campaign.

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