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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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        ALL*

        Gender

        Sexual violence affects us all. Yet, clearly there are disparities related to gender. Even a quick glance at the statistics will show that the majority of victims/survivors are women; further, although there are male victims of sexual assault, the majority of perpetrators – regardless of the gender of the victim -- are male.

        The sheer rate of perpetration raises questions – not about the inherent biology of being male, but of the socialization of males – and females – within a culture that perpetuates misogyny, dictates rigid gender roles, and mistakenly allows rape behavior and language to appear as normal and acceptable.

        Rigidly defined boundaries of male and female belie the variety of gender expression. Not only are people who challenge these definitions often targeted for violence because of how they express their gender identity – or how that expression is interpreted by perpetrators – but they can also face additional barriers to accessing services.

        In these pages, we intend to provide resources and information related to the variety of gender identity expressed in our community:

        Transgender

        Female

        Male

        This is a work in progress, and we welcome feedback and input and suggested resources.

         

        Also see resources listed on our ALL*: Sexual Orientation page pertaining to the LGBTQ members of the community…

         

        Research

        icon - web page link 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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        2017 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings

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        Statewide Events

         

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        > July 24 (10:00am)
        Compassionate Care for Rape Victims (CCRV)

        > July 25-26, Northern TrainingHo Chunk Casino, Baraboo

        > July 27 (10:00am)
        Summer Prevention Series (4 of 5): Pornography: Normalizing the Relationship Between Violence and Sex (webinar)

        > August 3 (10:00am)
        Summer Prevention Series (5 of 5): Teaching Good Sex: A Method for Violence Prevention

        > August 7-10: Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), La Crosse

        > August 31: Anti-Oppression: How CCR/SART teams can work to serve the marginalized populations in their communities, Green Bay

        > September 26: SART Foundations & Case Reviews, Marshfield
         

        Save the Date

         

        > August 22 (4:00pm): Slavery & the making of America (Film Screening in honor of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Abolition)

        > September 14 & 15,
        Fall Director's Meeting, Location TBD

        > September 19 (4:00pm): La Mitad del Mundo (Film Screening in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month)

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