Over the course of the next 90 days we will be working tirelessly in Annapolis to #SpeakUpSpeakOut for survivors. Now -- over a year out from the #MeToo movement -- we have seen some great victories, like the convictions of Larry Nassar and Bill Cosby, and the clemency ruling for Cyntoia Brown. But we still have a long way to go to address rape culture and protect sexual assault survivors. Join us, as we begin the 2019 Legislative Session!
We will #SpeakUpSpeakOut to secure sexual harassment laws that protect EVERYONE. This past year the National Women’s Law Center
Earlier this fall, MCASA watched with you as Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford bravely stood before the Senate Judiciary Committee and shared her testimony. We believe Dr. Ford, as we believe all survivors. MCASA will never forget the negative reactions and responses to Dr. Ford’s testimony. The vilification of women who speak out against powerful abusers has been perpetuated in our society for far too long. With this in mind MCASA will not give up on our fight to end sexual violence.
Many survivors have come forward with their stories, inspired by Dr. Ford&rsquo
As summer comes to a close, it may feel as though each day brings another devastating
headline detailing sexual violence, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct by people with power. At the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault we stand strong against this violence, and stand with survivors. This issue of Frontline shares resources and information about how to make progress and stop sexual violence in Maryland. As part of our efforts we are happy to share a new resource from the National Women’s Law Center. Out of the Shadows: An Analysis of Sexual Harassment Charges
90 days of great strides and tremendous success. This year’s legislative session has truly been a whirlwind of monumental progress as several pieces of legislation passed that will provide justice to survivors and hold offenders accountable in Maryland. In this quarter’s issue of Frontline, we reflect on this progress as Marylanders embraced their voices and advocated on behalf of survivors in our state. We kicked off this year’s session with a major victory as the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act passed within the first month of session and was signed into law as an emergency
It seems that everywhere we turn lately, people are talking about sexual assault. That is very exciting, but it is not enough. Talk is cheap. It is time to turn the national conversation about sexual harassment and assault with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements into action and policy change. January marked the beginning of a new legislative session here in Maryland and we’re determined to make progress for sexual assault survivors. Over the course of the next 90 days, we will be working tirelessly in Annapolis to advocate for survivors and push for policies that help end
Harvey Weinstein… Kevin Spacey… Al Franken… Roy Moore…
The list of powerful men accused of sexual violence seems to grow longer every day. Everyone is talking about sexual harassment and assault right now, but MCASA has been fighting for survivors for over 40 years, and we couldn’t do what we do without your help and support. It is truly an amazing moment in history that so many survivors feel comfortable coming forward and saying ‘Enough!’ We owe it to these brave survivors, and to every survivor, to seize this moment and
Students from kindergarten through college have returned to school throughout the state of Maryland. According to an Associated Press investigation, there were approximately 17,000 reports of sexual assaults by students in school between 2011 and 2015. Because sexual assault is widely underreported, there are likely many more incidents taking place in schools. It is vitally important that we invest in prevention and response efforts in all schools, from kindergarten through higher education.
Prevention strategies to help protect students come in many different forms. In this quarter’s Prevention Corner feature, we examine the many parallels between healthy sexuality and sexual violence
Progress. Not in every way, but in many ways. That’s what happened this legislative session in Maryland’s General Assembly. MCASA’s advocacy helped pass bills that fundamentally change how Maryland responds to rape.
Delegate Kathleen Dumais and Senator Delores Kelley sponsored the “No Means No” bill that modernizes Maryland’s sexual assault statutes and makes it clear that survivors never have to physically resist sexual assault. This will mean that more sexual assault survivors will have access to the criminal justice system and that when someone says &ldquo
Your donation supports Maryland sexual assault survivors and their families through programs such as the Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI), which offers free legal services, as well as our work to pass tough legislation that holds sexual assault offenders accountable for their crimes.