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84% of people believe that sexual violence is the #1 issue facing women today.

In a national survey conducted by the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation, 84% of women and 83% of men ranked “reducing domestic violence and sexual assault” as the highest priority issue for improving the lives of women. With your support, MCASA is working every day to do just that. Our staff works with institutions, […]

Frontline Winter 2016 Issue

This month marks the beginning of the new legislative session in Maryland. MCASA continues to have an active voice in Annapolis and looks forward to continuing to advocate for policies to end sexual violence. This legislative session, we will continue to press forward with bills to maintain funding for services for sexual assault survivors, limit […]

MCASA in the News: Washington County official faces scrutiny over comments, Facebook posting

An appointee to the Washington County Board of Commissioners is being criticized for his conduct, including derogatory comments about women and racist postings to social media. The appointment of Vincent “Woody” Spong is subject to state Senate confirmation, and a number of parties have come forward expressing concern and encouraging the Senate to reject the […]

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Featured Events

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February 20, 2016

2016 Teen Domestic Violence Summit

Location: Charles H. Flowers High School 1001 Ardwick Ardmore Road, Springdale, MD 20774

Description: Purpose: To bring awareness to alarming teen dating violence statistics as well as to provide an official platform for students to discuss various preventative methods.

February 22, 2016

Bringing in the Bystander In-Person Prevention Program (BITB)

Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Description: Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC) of the University of New Hampshire is hosting a Bringing in the Bystander In-Person Prevention Program. BITB a full-day workshop intended to train facilitators on bringing the BITB program to their campus communities. Although the curriculum focuses on campus sexual, relationship violence and stalking prevention, the regional training is open to any individual who would like to register and attend.

February 28, 2016


Location: Salisbury University Fulton Hall, FH 111, Salisbury, MD 21801

Description: LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by the Department of Communication Arts, at Salisbury University, on February 28, 2016.

This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

All proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and the Life Crisis Center. Thus far, LUNAFEST, which is created and funded by LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®, raised over $860,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund and over $2,100,000 for other local causes. 1,274 women’s non-profit organizations have benefited from LUNAFEST.

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