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Definitions

Sexual violence includes all acts of sexual violence such as rape, forced sodomy, forced oral copulation, acts committed with foreign objects and any other unwanted sexual activity.

Sexual assault or rape can happen to anyone—people of any age, any ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

Sexual assault or rape occurs when a person is forced, coerced, or manipulated into participating in a sexual act to which she or he has not freely consented.

Consent is willing participation that is actively, not passively, given. Consent is based on choice and equal power and is clear and voluntary. Absence of resistance or physical injury does not mean consent.

Victim blaming occurs when the victim of a crime or wrongful act is held partially or entirely responsible for the harm that befell them.

Statistics

Every 68 seconds, somewhere in the U.S, someone is sexually assaulted, according to RAINN.

1 in 5 American women and 1 in 33 American men have been the victim of attempted or completed rape in their lifetime, according to RAINN.

8 out of 10 perpetrators are someone known to the victim, according to RAINN.

For every 1,000 rapes only 5 will lead to a felony conviction according to RAINN.

1 out of every 10 rape victims is male, according to RAINN.

EVENTS

Aug 25

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02

2022

SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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