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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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        ABOUT WCASA

         

        WCASA Framework

         

        Vision

        A socially just world in which all people value equity and healthy sexuality

         

        Mission

        Creating the social change necessary to end sexual violence

         

        Foundation

        To end sexual violence, we must also end all forms of oppression

         

        Philosophy:

        • We believe it is a basic human right to live free of sexual violence.
        • We believe that everyone has a role and a responsibility in this work.
        • We do not do this work in isolation. We believe in the importance of collaborations and alliance building.
        • We believe that diversity and safe, accessible services are fundamental to social change.
        • We believe that this work is based in a feminist perspective that sexual violence is rooted in oppressive power relations.
        • Our work is driven by survivors’ voices. Survivors and all those affected by sexual violence deserve compassionate services, dignity, privacy, and respect.
        • We believe in the power of advocacy, education, prevention, and driving public policy as agents of social change.
        • We believe that sexual violence is any unwanted sexual contact (verbal and/or physical), including rape, incest, child sexual assault, acquaintance rape/assault, intimate partner or marital rape, sexual harassment, exposure, and voyeurism. Sexual violence refers to acts of violence where sex is used as the weapon.

          

        Anti-Oppression Framework

        WCASA believes that to achieve our mission of ending sexual violence, we must also end all forms of oppression. Anti-oppression work is, in fact, also sexual violence prevention work. We stand in solidarity with our allies working on issues of racial justice and other oppressions. Recognizing that women of color* face multiple layers of marginalization with race/ethnicity and gender, WCASA commits to focusing on all forms of oppression while keeping women of color at the center.

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        Upcoming Events

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        2018 Calendar

        Regional Technical Assistance

        Webinars

        Statewide & National Events

           

        Registration Open

          

        Summer Prevention Webinar Series (all 10:00-11:30am)

        > July 23, 2018: 

        Zooming In: Poetry as an Entry Point into Violence Prevention Work

        > July 30, 2018: How to Talk to Teens about Sexting

        > August 6, 2018: Ni Santas, Ni Putas: The impact of external and internalized misogyny on Latina survivors

        > August 14-17, 2018:
        Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), Madison

        > September 5 & 6, 2018: Director's Meeting, Marshfield

         

        Save the Date

         

        September 25 & 26, 2018:

        Northern TrainingRed Cliff

        > May 2-3, 2019: Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference, Milwaukee

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        WCASA Blog Discontinued…

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