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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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        Members of our Armed Forces not only risk their lives to protect our freedoms, they also face additional barriers when it comes to sexual violence:

        • Military Sexual Trauma (MST) = term used by the Veterans Administration (VA) for sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurs during military service.
        • Rates of MST among vets who are part of the VA Healthcare system are higher than those found in “general military populations.”
        • In a 2000 national survey of women in the VA Healthcare system, with 3,632 women responding, 835 or 23% reported at least one sexual assault while on active duty.

         

        The Invisible War - documentary on sexual assault in the military: view the trailer (on YouTube).

         

        Resources:

        • SAPRO - Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office.
        • SafeHelpline – a project of the DoD and RAINN.org [confidentiality may not be guaranteed if you use this service; RAINN staff can transfer to local community service providers if requested].