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24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

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24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 208.343.7025 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

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

1 in 6 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

Sep 27

2021

Live at Lunch Monday

We will be live on Facebook at Noon. Log on and join us!

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Oct 01

2021

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – which provides an opportunity to educate and engage our community and help people learn more about domestic abuse and how as individuals and as a community we can work to break the cycle of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 4 […]

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Oct 01

2021

DVAM Press Conference & Community Kick-off Event

More information coming soon. Contact outreach@wcaboise.org for more information.

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Oct 03

2021

2021 SueB 5K 10K

                2021 SueB 5K/10K 2021 marks the 12th annual SueB 5K 10K and continues to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby. As a virtual event so we can support survivors and victims of domestic violence both locally and globally. The event will kick off on October 3, […]

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Oct 13

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

October 13, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Oct 15

2021

Lunch & Learn with Bre 10.15.21

Our lunch and learn sessions are an opportunity to learn more about The WCA and the clients we serve. Our Philanthropy Specialist, Bre, will share an overview of our services, the clients we serve, and our current needs. Bring your lunch and any questions you might have to this monthly virtual chat with Bre.

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Oct 20

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

October 20, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 04

2021

Virtual Talk to Your Teen Presentation

November 4, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 10

2021

Virtual Break the Cycle Presentation

November 10, 2021 12-1 p.m.

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Nov 17

2021

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentation

November 17, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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