Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation: A progress report for the United States

Debuting at the 2016 National Conference is the inaugural report on the state of sexual violence in the U.S. issued by Raliance, a new national partnership led by National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault-PreventConnect and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. The report titled "Ending Sexual Violence in One [...]

Today, We’ll Change Tomorrow

  Yesterday, PreventConnect and CALCASA staff had the opportunity to attend the White House Summit on the United State of Women. The first-ever White House sponsored summit on gender equality was framed around five pillars including violence against women, health and wellness, economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and innovation, and educational opportunity, leadership and civic engagement. The day [...]

Reflections on a week ending with the mass killing in Orlando

Dear Beloved Community of people dedicated to preventing violence, The mass killing of 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando culminates a week full of news about violence and news about people speaking out against such violence. This incident reflects so many of the problems in our society including homophobia and hyper-masculinity infused with [...]

Through Sport: Standing for Social Justice

By: Sterling Summerville & Lindsay McDaniel Mapp "Why do we all know a man that was heavyweight champion 45 years ago, and don't know who the heavyweight champion is today? That's what every athlete, every entertainer ought to think about, is what are they going to say about me forty years from now. Why do [...]

Update on National Partnership Grant Program

The National Partnership (NAESV, PreventConnect/CALCASA, and NSVRC)will be announcing the new name of the partnership later this month, along with the names of the first round of grantees.  Up to $1.2 million will be awarded (combining the first two years of $600,000 each), for projects to begin on July 1 2016.       New Grant Program [...]

This is how we shift cultural norms to end rape culture.

All of us are reading the headlines in the news and seeing messages on social media with the recent rape conviction and 6 month jail term for former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, the subsequent release of the powerful words in the survivor's letter to the court about the sentencing, and the letter from Turner's [...]