“Their first question is often, ‘why didn’t she leave?’” South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) Executive Director Sara Barber says this is a statement she hears often. “And really the answer to that is, ‘leave and go where?,’” Barber responds. Barber is referring to the misconception that domestic violence and sexual […]
The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) has chosen the winner for its latest community art contest. The theme, “What It Means to be a Man” was chosen because of the societal constructs about manhood that drive intimate partner and sexual violence that are prominent in the world today. The winner’s work is currently being used in SCCADVASA’s marketing materials, including billboards (pictured above). One such billboard will be on display throughout April 2021 on Devine St in the Five Points area of Columbia.
Do you think creative expression is a doorway into making change? The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) does, which is why their community art contests go hand in hand with their mission to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in South Carolina. SCCADVASA serves as the collective voice promoting the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault in South Carolina by raising awareness, advocating for effective policies, and providing extensive training and technical assistance to member organizations’ advocates and allies. Other than legal programs, they do not work directly with survivors.
By Osage Ekue College students have many obligations during their time on campus. Meeting the minimum credit hour per semester, participating in extracurricular activities, internships, and maintaining a good GPA are all essential, and have to be balanced with a new social life. The freedom students experience on campus can be challenging, particularly for students […]
Hi, my name is Iris Barber and I am a high school senior. During the past few years, I have volunteered with SCCADVASA and STSM. In my experiences, I’ve learned a lot about the heartbreaking statistics on sexual assault in the U.S. This past fall, I was really upset by watching and reading all the […]
SCCADVASA Takes the Lead on Raising Awareness About Healthy Relationships for South Carolina Youth Part 1 of a 3-part Series Dedicated to Youth, Relationships and Dating Youth and young adults today face challenges that previous generations couldn’t have envisioned. Changes in technology alone make the landscape for everyday life far different than it used to […]