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Oregon Basketball Rape Case and Ways It Could Have Been Prevented

  Recently, three members of the University of Oregon basketball team were suspended from team activities as a result of rape allegations made against them by a female classmate. Although the police declined to press charges due to “conflicting witness statements” and...

14 Surprising Facts About Sexual Violence

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, PAAR wants to shed some light on the facts surrounding sexual violence. Because rape and sexual assault are so rarely discussed, much of the information regarding these crimes does not receive the attention it deserves. Here are...

Brave Miss World Q&A and Viewer Reactions

Blog: Brave Miss World PAAR is honored to be a co-sponsor of the Brave Miss World Pittsburgh Premier at the 2014 JFilm Festival this Thursday, April 3rd. The film documents one survivor’s personal mission to empower other survivors to come forward and tell their...

Brave Miss World Pittsburgh Premier: April 3, 2014

Brave Miss World Pittsburgh Premiere Director: Cecilia Peck http://zbrand.com/email/zrelease_031214/ Weeks before Linor Abargil was crowned Miss World 1998, she was brutally raped while modeling in Italy. Years later, director Cecilia Peck follows Abargil as she...

Today in History: The First Victim Impact Statement

Today in History February 24, 1976: The First Victim Impact Statement is Read at Trial On this day 38 years ago the first Victim Impact statement was read in Court.  This giant leap for victims’ rights happened in California when Doris Tate, a mother of one of Charles...

Introducing Our Newest Program: Coaching Boys Into Men

I have been an athlete or a coach my whole life - Well, until I got my new couch and 50 inch LED TV.  Now, I'm too out of shape to consider myself an athlete, so I am “just” a coach.  That makes me a leader of young men, a molder of minds, and an architect of futures....

President Obama Announces New Task Force to Combat Sexual Violence

          On January 22, 2014, the US government made advances in the fight against sexual violence. President Obama and Vice President Biden spoke to the press about the Administration’s newly drafted memorandum that establishes a White House Task Force aiming to...