P.A.A.V.E. (Peers Advocating Anti-Violence Education)
This organization is committed to educating students about the violent culture we live in, which perpetuates relationship and sexual violence. Our mission is to grant access to knowledge, increase sensitivity, and change individual attitudes about sexual violence through our peer education program. To accomplish our mission, our program utilizes the latest developments in the anti-violence movement.
P.A.A.V.E. members are trained to do presentations and help facilitate conversations on a variety of topics to your UNLV department, organization, or classroom. P.A.A.V.E members participate in campus activism around violence prevention.
P.A.A.V.E. members go through an eighteen hour training program ranging in topics from relationship violence, consent, drug facilitated rape, and more. Training dates are scheduled once a semester. If you missed our last training, don't worry, you may still attend our meetings and participate in campus activism.
If you are interested in becoming a P.A.A.V.E. member or want to schedule a presentation, contact Christina Hernandez at 702-895-0689 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rape Culture, Gender and the Media: The focus of this presentation is to give a larger social context to the epidemic of violence and sexual assault. It uses media outlets, primarily in popular culture, to analyze the connection between gender roles in the media and violence.
- Drug Facilitated Rape: This provides an overview of drug facilitated rape by providing examples of the multiple forms of drugs used in rape cases. It also includes statistical information from LV Metro and The Rape Crisis Center of Southern Nevada.
- Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Facts and Resources: This is a straight forward, lecture formatted presentation that includes state and federal definitions of battering, domestic violence, sexual assault, and rape and provides an overview of campus and community resources.
- Understanding "No": The presentation is interactive and gives scenarios in which the audience will judge whether the sexual act was consensual or by force. Also, discusses dating violence and healthy relationships.
- LGBTQ Violence: This presentation goes over the lack of adequate resources available to LGBT victims of violence and also addresses misconceptions about violence in the LGBT community.
- "Why do they stay?": This is an interactive game formatted presentation and is best suited for groups of no more than 15. The "game" places participants in the real-life choices of victims of violence, highlighting limited access to resources and funds, with the ultimate goal of addressing the victim-blaming stigmatized question of, "Why do they stay? Why don't they just leave?"
- Race, Gender and Violence: This presentation examines intersectionality and how social services can and should engage students and community members across social and ethnic identities.