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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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        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

        Webinars

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        Statewide Events

         

        Registration
          

        Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Regional Advocacy Trainings (see flyer)

        11/28: Platteville

        11/29: Sturtevant

        11/30: Madison

        > December 5-8: Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School, Madison

        > December 9:  Survivors & Allies Brunch, Madison

        > December 14 (10:00am): Immigration Policies & Survivors (webinar)

         

        Save the Date

         

        > February 4-6, 2018 - 2018 Summit on Healthy Teen Relationships

        > April 7, 2018 - Survivors & Allies Day of Healing / 7th Annual Wrap Around the Capitol, Madison

        > June 7 & 8, 2018: WCASA's Training Institute, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells

        > June 22, 2018: Paths to Healing Conference, Madison

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        We have discontinued our blog. For up to date information, please see the WCASA Voice newsletter.