09 Aug National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence calls for unified efforts to end racism, abuse, and oppression and calls for legislation to curb gun violence
The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault stands with the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence in calling for unified efforts to end racism, abuse, and oppression and calls for legislation to curb gun violence.
“With each incident of mass violence, it becomes more evident that gender-based violence, abuse, oppression, and bigotry are inextricably tied, and efforts to prevent these heinous acts require a larger societal commitment to end abuse and oppression in all its forms, particularly at the intersections. The quest to end domestic and sexual violence must align with the quest to end racism, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, religious bigotry toward Jewish and Muslim communities, and other forms of oppression toward marginalized communities, including immigrant and Native American communities.
The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) is a private, nonprofit coalition of community-based rape crisis programs throughout New York State. Our mission is to end all forms of sexual violence and exploitation while addressing the intersections of oppression and injustice.
For more information about the services offered by NYSCASA’s member programs, survivors are encouraged to visit our website and find their local rape crisis program.
All survivors of gender-based violence in New York can call the New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence for free and confidential support: 1-800-942-6906. Casa de Esperanza also offers a 24-hour bilingual (English/Spanish) hotline: 1-651-772-1611.