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Anti-Sexual Violence Coalitions Nationwide Condemn the Mistreatment of Refugees & Immigrants Held in Detention Demand End to ICE Raids & POC Community Monitoring

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State and national sexual assault coalitions across the country are united in condemning the separation of children from family members as well as the violence and dehumanizing conditions faced by people being held in detention. The treatment of adults and children while detained in U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) migrant detention centers under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is dehumanizing and therefore unacceptable.

Immigrant Rights are Human Rights WCSAP & WSCADV Stand with Immigrant Families

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The continuing abhorrent separation of children from family members and incarceration of children is appalling and a human rights violation. The crisis on our U.S. Border is exacerbated by these cruel policies steeped in hatred of immigrants from Latin American countries and Black and Brown immigrants coming via Latin American countries. The camps have been affirmed by Holocaust scholars as parallel to concentration camps.

Proposed Title IX Guidance Comments Submitted to the Department of Education

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) is a non-profit organization that strives to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence. WCSAP provides information, training and expertise to program and individual members who support victims, family and friends, the general public, and all those whose lives have been affected by sexual assault.

WCSAP Responds Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

Like many of you, here at WCSAP we spent much of yesterday and this morning watching the judicial committee hearings. Unfortunately, what we have watched is members of our government systematically fail survivors, again. It is unacceptable that we still live in a culture where survivors have their motives questioned, are accused of lying, and shamefully put on trial to defend themselves.

WCSAP Responds Cosby Sentencing

When #MeToo first went viral in Fall of 2017, many of us questioned if it would lead to meaningful change. Since then, we have witnessed a developing national conversation on the role that sexual violence plays in our lives and social interactions. The trial of Bill Cosby has shown us that survivor’s voices are powerful. His sentencing marks the end of the first celebrity trial since the beginning of #MeToo movement.

WCSAP Responds SCOTUS Decision to Uphold Muslim Travel Ban

On June 26th, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled to uphold the Administration’s travel ban from Muslim majority countries. The past several months of anti-immigrant rhetoric emboldens microagressions, discrimination, sexual violence, and hate crime against Latinx and Muslim communities. It invigorates white supremacist ideals and endangers all Communities of Color.

We are deeply disappointed, angry, frustrated, and saddened by the court decision.

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