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WCASA is Wisconsin's only state-wide coalition dedicated to ending sexual violence.

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        Our Mission

        The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault creates the social change necessary to end sexual violence. 


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        See the WCASA Voice Newsletter (July 2014)

        Prevention - Intervention

        Our work encompasses both intervention and prevention. For sexual violence to be eradicated, it must be met with a comprehensive response; this includes interceding where violence is happening to provide safety, support, and resources to those impacted by it (intervention), as well as educational outreach and social climate change which informs behavioral choices people make and precludes sexual violence from occurring in the first place (prevention). We see these activities as two sides of the same coin...

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        As with any disease, conflict, or endeavor, it is not enough to meet the challenges head-on–we must be a step ahead of the issue; we must be upstream, investigating the root causes of the issue.

        The sexual assault prevention movement started with intervention–naming the issue, providing support and services to victims and helping them on their journey to being survivors, and with raising the rallying cry out in the streets, in our schools, and in our court system.

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        Change Begins With YouThe Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) is a statewide organization incorporated in 1985 to support and complement the work of Wisconsin’s community-based sexual assault service provider programs and other organizations working to end sexual violence. WCASA works in collaboration with communities throughout the state to support existing services to victims/survivors of sexual violence, to plan for the development of new services, to create and support community prevention efforts, and to stimulate community ownership of the issue of sexual violence.

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        > 8/13: WCASA Webinar Series: Policy
        > 8/16:
        Survivors & Allies Picnic

        > 9/25: Regional SART Meeting

        > 10/8: WCASA Webinar Series: ALL*
         

        Save the Date

         

        > 9/10-11: Fall Directors Meeting

        > 10/4: Survivors & Allies Fall Meeting

        > 11/3-6: SAVAS
        > 11/13: WCASA Annual Meeting

         

        Calendars

         

        > 2014 WCASA Events

        > Regional TA Events

        > Statewide Events

         


        WCASA Blog

        Guest Opinion (The Oregonian): Rape victims should not be afraid to report crimes

        This Guest Opinion is re-posted with permission from Danielle Tudor, author of this article. The original can be found at http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/03/rape_victims_should_not_be_afr.html. I learned recently that Richard Troy Gillmore requested that his ninth parole hearing, which was scheduled for April 9, be postponed for another two years.  To me, this is a victory in my ongoing […]

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        New Research:

        Strengths and Silences: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students in Rural and Small Town Schools (report by GLSEN; link to press release on their site; study can be downloaded as PDF from linked page)


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