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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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        Media & Press

        Media OUtlet and Press Media Kit

        The media are on the front lines of sexual violence in our communities; you have an important role to play in ensuring that survivors’ experiences are accurately told. As members of the press, you are uniquely positioned to help move the culture forward by asking important questions, critiquing and examining the dynamics of power and privilege, and ensuring that the many facets of the issue remain in the public’s eye and on their mind.

        We understand that all of this happens in the context of the reality of a modern, digitally driven, press infrastructure, with deadlines and a public reader/viewership that demands more and more. WCASA, in partnership with 47 sexual assault service providers statewide, and a corps of community groups and volunteers working to end sexual assault in Wisconsin, can provide expertise and technical assistance to help you tell your story accurately. We will make every effort to assist you. 

        Below we have gathered some useful resources for assisting these two worlds – news media and violence prevention activism – to merge and ally towards common goals.

         

        Resources

        The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), in partnership with the Poynter Institute, have created an online course on Reporting on Sexual Violence. Through a generous contribution by NSVRC, the course is available free.

           

          Want to read more?! The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has a Media Packet with a series of handouts available as PDF downloads.

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            > 9/10-11: Fall Directors Meeting

            > 10/8: WCASA Webinar Series: ALL*

            > 10/18: Survivors & Allies Fall Meeting
                Date was changed from 10/4

             

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            > TBD: Regional SART Meeting

                  Date being changed from 9/25

              > 11/3-6: SAVAS
              > 11/13: WCASA Annual Meeting

               

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              WCASA Blog

              Guest Opinion (The Oregonian): Rape victims should not be afraid to report crimes

              This Guest Opinion is re-posted with permission from Danielle Tudor, author of this article. The original can be found at http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/03/rape_victims_should_not_be_afr.html. I learned recently that Richard Troy Gillmore requested that his ninth parole hearing, which was scheduled for April 9, be postponed for another two years.  To me, this is a victory in my ongoing […]

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              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)


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              Some items that have been updated:

              For more, see our Resources pages.