Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

Statement on Biden Allegation

 

 

What is sexual assault?

What is sexual assault — and how does KCSARC help?

Sexual violence takes many forms, and includes behaviors and comments that are designed to make another person uncomfortable. The victim is usually someone with less power in a given situation. An example is a manager who comments on an employee’s body or makes requests for sexual favors.

Sexual assault is a form of sexual violence. It is any sexual contact or behavior that occurs without express consent. That includes rape, child sexual abuse, groping, and other behaviors.

Healing Is Possible: Community Response to Sexual Assault

This post, written by KCSARC's Prevention Services Specialist Rachel Taylor, was originally published on July 8 on KCTS9.

No on 1515 – Decline to Sign

Prevention, safety, and freedom from sexual assault are the center of KCSARC’s vision and mission. 

Because of that, you would be forgiven for thinking we would support an initiative proposing to make public restrooms safer. After all, that’s what the proponents of 1515 are saying; that transgender individuals threaten women and children in public restrooms. I want to take this opportunity to set the record straight.   

There is no basis for the claim that transgender people make public restrooms unsafe. 

We can’t stop what we can’t talk about

I’ve been saying this for the past year. We can’t stop what we can’t talk about.

I was delighted to see intelligent portrayals of sexual assault and its impacts being front and center in this year’s Academy Awards.

First -- Spotlight.

CourtWatch Volunteer Explores the Role of KCSARC Legal Advocates

Blog post written by Andrea Martin, KCSARC CourtWatch Volunteer

What are you going to be for Halloween?

It feels like a different question than it used to be – and maybe that is because I work in sexual violence prevention, and maybe it’s because I’m not a kid anymore, but when it comes to picking out Halloween costumes, there are some important things to consider!

Why are you LOUD?

Why are you LOUD???  I am LOUD for….

Those were the phrases echoed through the ballroom at the Sheraton on February 26, 2015 in front of nearly 1,000 KCSARC supporters. I was not one of those voices on that day…but I am today. My voice is the loudest when I write.

Why am I LOUD for KCSARC?

How I Changed my Mind on Rape Kit Testing

I've been both witness to and participant in the local and national story unfolding about the untested sexual assault evidence kits, otherwise known as rape kits. Given this, I was not surprised when Representative Tina Orwall first began talking in December about crafting new legislation to be introduced in the current session.

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