The foundation of many state- and territory-wide sexual assault coalitions is their membership. As coalitions grow and respond to emerging issues in the field, so too does the membership structures of coalitions. Our membership helps us create a network and involves more people in leadership of... more
Anti-oppression work is an integral part of our work to end sexual violence and essential to advance communities of color leadership in our movement and beyond. It can be helpful to see some examples of how various coalitions have created statements in allyship condemning oppression and racism.... more
Technical assistance (TA) is one of the central pillars of partnership between coalitions, local programs, and allies. While models and usage of TA vary by coalition, overall, every state- and territory-wide coalition provides some form of general support and assistance.
Sexual assault coalitions have taken leadership in the distribution of technology information to member programs. With technology changing so fast, many coalitions are curious as to what their sister coalitions are using for databases, email lists, webinars, e-learning platforms, and more. In... more
Many organizations use employee work plans and work plan development processes to establish and document employee/team expectations for a year (or other period of time). How coalitions use work plans and work planning processes varies widely. This document is intended to provide a basic outline of... more
Coalitions vary in their structure and their relationships with the rape crisis centers in their states. While some coalitions serve purely as membership and technical assistance associations, others manage and disperse funding to the rape crisis programs. The coalitions who manage and distribute... more
Within the past decade, the issue of human trafficking has become more recognized as media, victim rights movements, law enforcement, and communities grapple with the definitions of trafficking, the needs of survivors, and strategies around awareness and prevention. It affects people of all ages... more
One of the best qualities about our rural communities is their ability to gather around us in times of great need. When our community reaches out to offer support, we don’t want to be scrambling for an answer!
Recorded November 4th, 2014
Sexual assault advocates based in rural communities are often one of the only resources in the area who have any knowledge about sexual assault. For this reason it often becomes necessary for rural sexual assault advocates to provide advocacy in a broad range of... more