NSAC 2020: #BoldMoves is going VIRTUAL!

Every year at the National Sexual Assault Conference, we bring together over 1,800 advocates, activists, change agents, preventionists, and allies from across the country who are committed to  ending sexual violence. We provide opportunities to share information, resources, advance learning, develop new skills, and increase our capacity to assert the dignity of all people. In [...]

Title IX: CALCASA prioritizes safety and equal access to education

Last week, the federal Department of Education led by Secretary Betsy DeVos released its final Title IX rule governing schools’ responses to sexual harassment and assault that will roll back critical civil rights protections for survivors.  The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is disappointed and concerned by the Department’s choice to abandon survivors, and is [...]

CA May Budget Revision Leaves Out Critical Prevention Funding for Rape Crisis Centers

Yesterday, Governor Newsom released his May Revise, which attempted to meet the impossible task of budgeting for a $54 billion deficit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Partnership and CALCASA responded with a statement that addressed each of our budget requests. We’ve included the key points below: There was no allocation for sexual and domestic violence [...]

Gender-Based Violence Online: Prevention and Digital Care

As in-person socialization continues its hiatus from everyday life during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is no surprise that youth and adults alike have turned to online communication more than ever. As the preliminary data rolls in, Forbes Magazine reports that internet usage has increased by approximately 70%. Additional reports indicate that abnormal searches on websites [...]

Sharing Your Resources

The web is saturated with so much content. Sharing links and short descriptions about your resources and events can be enough, but we live in a visual world. One way you can make your content stand out or be more memorable is by creating images that support your content. You can use tools that you [...]

#BoldMoves for Mental Health Awareness Month: Self-Care and Collective Healing

Every April, I enthusiastically participate in events and activities to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For sexual violence advocates and preventionists, April provides us with the space to bring awareness to issues like the 10th International Anti-Street Harassment Week, Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Youth Violence Prevention Week (April 3-7) and National Crime Victims’ Rights [...]