CALCASA Testifies for $50 Million to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

Thursday, April 5, our CEO Sandra Henriquez and I appeared before the California State Senate Budget Subcommittee on State Administration to testify in support of our $50 million budget ask to invest in prevention strategies and intervention services to end sexual and domestic violence in California.  Joined by Krista Niemcyzk of the California Partnership to [...]

International Anti-Street Harassment Week

April 8-14 is international Anti-Harassment Week. This week activists will continue to build on the momentum of the #MeToo movement and rally against the issue of street harassment and elevate prevention strategies stop it. Held during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Anti-Street Harassment week illustrates the need to stop the factors that allow gender-based violence [...]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018 Invest In Prevention

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) is excited to partner with public officials, college campuses, law enforcement, victim advocates and communities across California to raise awareness. Over the past year, we have witnessed sexual assault receive national attention through the #MeToo movement and #TimesUp. Survivors who [...]

Embrace Youth Leadership and March for Our Lives

Tomorrow, March 24, is the March for Our Lives demonstration to end gun violence and mass shootings in school and our communities. This demonstration and the movement behind it show young people taking the leadership to take a stand to prevent violence. Their energy has already brought 843 cities around the world to take action [...]

We Pay the Cost of Every Sexual Assault in California, and it’s $140 Billion a Year

We’ve heard the individual stories, tagged #MeToo and #TimesUp on social media. But what about the collective cost of sexual assault? Research we published last month shows that the annual cost of sexual violence in California is $140 billion. Statewide, every prevented rape of an adult could save up to $163,800 and every prevented rape or sexual [...]

California says NO MORE to Sexual Violence

March 4-10, 2018 is NO MORE Week (#NoMore) and an opportunity for everyone- including organizations, companies, leaders, champions, and communities- to show our commitment to ending sexual and domestic violence and to prioritize prevention. This year No More week coincides with International Women’s Day and CALCASA will be joining the rally hosted by Women’s March [...]