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

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


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        PRESS RELEASE:

        WCASA Condemns Senate Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh

        Madison – October 6, 2018 – WCASA condemns the Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh for a lifetime appointment to the US Supreme Court. Unfortunately, it appears that the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into the sexual assault reports against Judge Kavanaugh was unnecessarily curtailed in scope. The artificial one-week time limit ensured that this could never be a truly full and impartial investigation. Additionally, the FBI did not interview all the people with potentially relevant information, including Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh. Finally, the results of the FBI investigation were kept under extremely tight security, and this lack of transparency raises serious doubts about whether this was truly an impartial investigation.

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        Last chance to register for the inaugural meeting of the Wisconsin Campus Sexual Violence Consortium!

        October 24 @ UW-Oshkosh

        ​Cost: $30 (parking pass and lunch included)

         

        This meeting is intended for university/college employees and students, as well as Sexual Assault Service Providers (SASPs) who are actively engaged in a partnership with their local campus. Campus and SASP partners are encouraged to attend together.

        This meeting will provide an opportunity to:

        • Hear about sexual violence prevention and response on campuses throughout the state
        • Discuss emerging issues and share information/resources
        • Network with campuses of a similar size and structure to yours
        • Provide guidance on the Consortium's future direction

          

        REGISTER HERE by Wednesday, October 10

        Submit payment here by Wednesday, October 17

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        Consent is...Toolkit

        This toolkit was created through a collaborative effort with Wisconsin youth, sexual assault and domestic violence preventionists, and adolescent health experts. It contains resources for educating and talking about consent with children through young adult audiences, as well as materials for hosting a “Consent is…” campaign in your community.

         

          


        ByYourSideWI.org

        On January 30, 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and WCASA, in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team, announced the By Your Side campaign to support survivors of sexual assault. The campaign provides survivors with the opportunity to find information about their rape kits and to connect to local advocacy organizations for support. See above link or call 1-800-446-6564.

         

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        The 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.

        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.