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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.

WCSAP Staff Respond to White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville

We spent time together at our staff meeting today. It was our first opportunity to be present with each other around the bigotry and terror that happened in Charlottesville over the weekend. We write this statement as a staff together. There are no words that can articulately describe our fear, sadness, and outrage; while at the same time, we find ourselves overwhelmed with the amount there is to be said.

WCSAP Responds: Safety and Access for Immigrant Survivors and Communities

The impact of anti-immigrant sentiment nationally and recent White House directives to Immigration and Customs Enforcement has had a chilling effect on immigrant survivors of sexual and domestic violence. WCSAP holds that immigrants of any status are valued for their personhood and their contributions to our communities. Immigrant survivors need access to justice and to reach out for support when other aspects of their lives are not safe.

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