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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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        Sexual Orientation

        Sexual orientation encompasses:

        Heterosexual

        Often seen as "normal" or "default", it's important for us to remember that heterosexual is simply one mode among many for how sexuality is expressed.

         

        Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer or Questioning/Intersex (LGBTQI)

        • In 2010, the CDC Announced the release of The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) report on data regarding respondents’ sexual orientation. Among the findings:
          • Nearly half of female bisexual victims (48.2 percent) and more than one-quarter of female heterosexual victims (28.3 percent) experienced their first rape between the ages of 11 and 17 years.
          • Bisexual women (61.1%) reported a significantly higher lifetime prevalence of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner when compared to both lesbian (43.8%) and heterosexual women (35.0%).
          • Lesbians and gay men reported levels of Interpersonal Violence and Sexual Violence equal to or higher than those of heterosexuals.
          • You can read more – including downloadable PDF of the Full Report, Fact Sheet, and FAQ file on the CDC website icon - external link.

         

        LGBTQ en Español

        The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging recently announced that they now offer several articles and publications in Spanish, with more to be added in the coming months.

         

        WI Resources

         

        Other Online Resources for LGBTQI:

         

        LGBTQ Teen Resources

        (courtesy of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin):

        • Love is Respect (& Break the Cycle) engages, educates and empowers youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships. Many topics, including: if you’re being abused, if you’re abusive, helping friends/strangers/your child, relationships, forums, safety planning, legal rights, technology safety and more. Toolkits, presentations, campaign ideas, PSA’s, statistics.  Love is Respect LGBTQ Relationships features LGBTQ relationships, identifying if they are healthy or abusive and unique obstacles for LGBTQ teens; Hear My Voice is another resource for LGBT teens. Ayuda offers information in Spanish on teen dating violence and includes a section specific to LGBTQ teens. Love is respect & Break the Cycle. 
        • Show Me Love! raises awareness about healthy relationships and provides resources for LGBTQ survivors. Their postcard campaign utilizes art to celebrate fun, vibrant, healthy LGBTQ relationships.  WEAVE: Women Empowered Against Violence & US Dept of Justice, Washington D.C.
        • Amplify Your Voice focuses on helping young people make informed decisions about their wellness and sexual health. Peer to peer education, resources and blog posts. Complemented by: Advocates for Youth for professional and youth activists, YouthResource for peer education and resources for LGBTQ youth,  MySistahs for peer education and resources for young women of color, and AmbienteJoven for latino LGBTQ youth.

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        2017 Calendar
        Regional TA Events

        Webinars
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        Registration Open

         

        > Dec 14 @ 10:00-11:30am:

        Rollout of the Updated CCR Toolkit 2016 (webinar)


        Save the Date
         

        > February 20-23, 2017: Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), Pewaukee

        > March 21, 2017:
        Legislative Advocacy Day,
        Madison

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        WCASA Blog Discontinued…

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