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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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        Press Releases



        WCASA Condemns Senate Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh
        (October 6, 2018)

        WCASA Condemns Senate Judiciary Committee Vote to Advance Judge Kavanaugh
        (September 28, 2018)

        WCASA Statement on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh
        (September 26, 2018)

        WCASA Pleased to Announce Expansion of By Your Side
        Media Campaign

        (September 17, 2018)

        Announcing the 2018 Voices of Courage Awardees
        (May 15, 2018)



        WCASA Issues Call to Action to Systems: “We can and must do better”
        (September 28, 2017)

        Education Department Falls for Rape Myths
        (September 8, 2017)

        WCASA Condemns Arpaio Pardon
        (August 28, 2017)

        WCASA Condemns ICE Enforcement Actions
        (August 8, 2017)

        5th Annual Paths to Healing Conference to be Held Thursday, June 22, 2017
        (June 5, 2017)

        Survivors of Sexual Assault Need and Deserve Access to Health Care and Health Insurance
        (May 8, 2017)

        Congress Must Protect Immigrant Survivors of Sexual Assault
        (May 8, 2017)

        Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act Vital for Sexual Assault Survivors
        (March 14, 2017)

        WCASA Releases New Public Policy Agenda - Registration Open for Legislative Advocacy Day
        (January 23, 2017)

        Advocates Appalled at News of President-Elect Trump’s Budget Proposal
        (January 19, 2017)

        Advocates for Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Call on Senator Nass to Retract Criticism of Anti-Violence Program (January 6, 2017)



        Funding Alert: Call Senators Johnson & Baldwin Now! (November 18, 2016)

        Press Statement: Sexual Violence and the 2016 Elections (November 11, 2016)

        WCASA Stands with NAESV, Black Lives Matter (July 15, 2016)

        Top Sexual Violence Prevention Organizations Launch Initiative to End Sexual Violence in One Generation (June 28, 2016)

        Cornyn, Leahy Bill to Help Reduce Rape Kit Backlog, Strengthen Crime Victim Rights Passes Senate (June 16, 2016)

        Benefit Concert Tonight for Paths to Healing Conference (June 15, 2016)

        2016 Voices of Courage Awards Ceremony (June 9, 2016)

        Announcing the 2016 Voices of Courage Awards (May 9, 2016)

        May is Mental Health Awareness Month; Agencies Meet with National Leader on Best Responses to Trauma (May 4, 2016)

        Trust Black Women Partnership Condemns House PRENDA Bill;
        Call on lawmakers to "trust Black women to make our own decisions"
        (April 14, 2016)

        5th Annual “Wrap Around the Capitol” (March 30,2016)

        Advocates Applaud Passage of Accompaniment Bill (SB 323) Urge Governor to Sign (February 10, 2016)

        Senate and Assembly to Vote on Safe at Home Bill (February 8, 2016)

        Wisconsin Senate Passes Victim Accompaniment Bill (SB 323) (January 12, 2016)



        Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Advocates Oppose So-Called “Bathroom Bill” (End Abuse, WCASA) (October 13, 2015)

        WCASA Looks Forward with its New Logo (October 7, 2015)

        WCASA Press Release on Accompaniment Bill (October 6, 2015)

        WCASA, Rape Crisis Center Applaud "Take Back the Bike Path" (September 19, 2015)

        Abortion Ban Not the Answer (June 4, 2015)

        WCASA Applauds Lawmakers and Advocates for Supporting Sexual Assault Survivors (May 8, 2015)

        4th Annual “Wrap Around the Capitol” (April 23, 2015)

        Voices of Courage Awards Highlight Outstanding Work to End Sexual Violence (April 15, 2015)

        Improve – Not Eliminate – Sexual Assault Report (February 27, 2015)

        Wisconsin Needs Stronger Investment in Sexual Assault Services, Prevention and Prosecution (January 30, 2015)



        Statement on Untested Rape Kits in Wisconsin (October 3, 2014)

        Sexual Assault Advocates Applaud NFL Funding for Sexual Assault Services (September 19, 2014)

        Survivors and Allies “Wrap” the Capitol to Honor Survivors of Sexual Violence for the 3rd Year (April 17, 2014)

        Sexual Assault is Not Groping (April 14, 2014)

        WCASA VOC Awards Highlight Outstanding Work To End Sexual
        Violence (March 31, 2014)


        End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and WCASA issue statement regarding today’s announcement from Wisconsin Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen (October 7, 2013)

        WCASA disappointed in Act 37; Concerned about Impact on Victims (July 15, 2013)

        Victim Organizations Join Calls for Veto of Bail Bondsmen (June 25, 2013)

        WCASA VOC Awards Highlight Outstanding Work To End Sexual Violence (April 15, 2013)

        Governor and Attorney General Continue to Improve Criminal Justice System – Executive Budget Bill to Include Historic Commitment to Sexual Assault Services - February 12, 2013

        WCASA Announces New Executive Director - January 17, 2013



        WCASA Releases Statement in Response to the LAB Audit of Surcharge - August 9, 2012

        WCASA VOC Awards Highlight Outstanding Work To End Sexual Violence (originally released April 18, 2012)

        Survivors, Advocates, and Allies Gather to Celebrate Denim Day 2012 – April 25 (released April 11, 2012)

        WCASA and Community Activists “Wrap” the Capitol to Honor Survivors of Sexual Violence – April 28 (released April 10, 2012)

        WCASA Priorities Enacted into Law - 2011-2012 Legislative Session Review (released March 27, 2012)



        Time for Action: Recommended Solutions to Sexual Assault Victim Services Funding Crisis – follow up to SAVS funding cuts (December 9, 2011)

        Wisconsin to Slash Funding of Direct Sexual Assault Services by Over 40 Percent in 2012 – response to proposed lapse cuts to the SAVS fund – (December 2, 2011)

        LGBT Community and Allies Call For Apology From Judge Kirk – joint statement with the LGBT Intimate Partner Violence Committee for WCASA/WCADV – (May 13, 2011)

        WCASA Voices of Courage Awards Highlight Outstanding Work to End Sexual Violence – May 3, 2011 (released April 29, 2011)

        WCASA, AG, Community Partners Celebrate Denim Day 2011  – Apr. 27th (released April 21, 2011) 

        WCASA/WCADV & Community Partners Ascend Capitol For Legislative Advocacy Day
        (March 31, 2011) 

        WCASA, Community Partners React With Horror, Sadness to Events in Fond du Lac
        (released March 31, 2011) 

        WCASA, SlaveFree Madison, and other partners call for football fans to take the pledge for "Celebration without Exploitation"
        (Super Bowl, February, 2011) 

        WCASA Reacts With Horror and Admiration to Cates Case (Milwaukee)
        (Jan. 21, 2011)

        WCASA Calls Upon Wisconsin to Observe National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention Month
        (Jan. 10, 2011)



        WCASA Welcomes Gov. Doyle's Calumet Co. DA Appointment (Dec. 3, 2010)

        WCASA comments on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" Episode regarding Rape Kit Testing (Oct. 8, 2010)

        WCASA responds to reports regarding Calumet County DA (Sept. 16, 2010) 

        WCASA responds to report on the Milwaukee Mental Health Complex (July 2010) 

        WCASA comments on T-Shirts at Mosinee High School (June 2010) 

        WCASA responds to OJA Report on Sexual Assaults, 2009 (June 2010) 

        WCASA reviews the end of the 2009-10 WI Legislative Session (May 2010)