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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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        Sexual Assault Awareness Month


        April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

        The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

        By working together and pooling our resources during the month of April, we can highlight sexual violence as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

        Read the 2014 Proclamation by President Barack Obama

        Read the press release from the Office of Governor Scott Walker regarding Denim Day.

        Read the White House Blog by Lynn Rosenthal, WH Advisor on Violence Against Women

        Read H.Res.541, co-sponsored by WI Rep. Gwen Moore supporting the goals and ideals of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.



        Scroll down for a listing of Events. (We will be updating our events section as we receive notice of events.)

        If you have events going on around the state, please email the Technology and Events Coordinator at peterf@wcasa.org.


        –  State Resources –

        tealribbon.jpg WCASA SAAM Resources

        SAAM Talking Points list PDF: portable document format


        "Rise to the Challenge" SAAM Posters [with SAAM logo]

        Listen poster thumbnailRise to the Challenge - poster 1: "Listen"
        [8.5"x11", letter] [11"x17", tabloidPDF: portable document format




        Smoke poster thumbnailRise to the Challenge - poster 2: "Smoke"
        [8.5"x11", letter] [11"x17", tabloidPDF: portable document format





        Magic poster thumbnailRise to the Challenge - poster 3: "Magic"
        [8.5"x11", letter] [11"x17", tabloidPDF: portable document format





              Downloadable files have been made available above.  All pdf images in letter and tabloid formats may be printed out and used in your community.  Feel free to add in your own contact information.

              Non-SAAM versions of these posters [no SAAM logo] are available on the Rise to the Challenge page. 

              collage of poster thumbnails showing three different postersCheck Yourself campaign [courtesy of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence]


              Downloadable files have been made available above.  All pdf images in letter and tabloid formats may be printed out and used in your community.  Feel free to add in your own contact information.

              – National Resources –

              NSVRC SAAM campaign logo: It's time... To Talk About It! Talk Early, Talk Often.The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has a page devoted to SAAM resources (including the same content available en Español).


              The national campaign is “It’s Time…To Talk About It!” The 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and young people. This April, use your voice to impact our future.


              The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) released an Alert regarding talking to your Representative or Senator about funding for sexual assault services and prevention during April (which is when Congress is not in session and most folks are in their home states); their alert with links to talking point resources can be found here.


              The NSVRC also has:


               Event Listing

              There were many wonderful events in April and into May 2014. Check back as April 2015 nears for updates.

              Upcoming Events

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              Save the Date


              > 3/25/15: Legislative Advocacy Day

              > 4/25/15: Survivors & Allies, Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon, Wrap Around the Capitol, Madison

              > 6/11/15: Paths to Healing Conference, Madison

              > 9/26/15: Dining for Peace, Prevention & Healing: A Fundraiser for WCASA/30th Anniversary
              Olbrich Gardens, Madison




              > 2015 WCASA Calendar
              2014 WCASA Calendar

              > Regional TA Events

              > Statewide Events


              WCASA Blog

              WCASA Blog Discontinued…

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

              Of NOte:

              New Research:

              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)

              Resource Highlights:

              Some items that have been updated:

              For more, see our Resources pages.