Advocacy

Title IX

Different Ways to Advocate

  • Write your Senator or Congressman
  • Attend 40 hour advocacy training and volunteer at a local ciris center
  • Participate in marches and protests
  • Work with student organizations, Title IX, or other departments on campus to plan an event or bring a speaker
  • Post messages, stories, videos, about issues of sexual misconduct, bystander intervention, or movements people have made on your social media accounts
  • Create a student organization focused on issues of sexual misconduct, bystander intervention, gender roles, and/or healthy relationships.
  • Attend on and off campus events focused on sexual misconduct awareness and advocacy
  • Participate in local, national, and or global campaigns that raise awareness on issues of sexual misconduct
  • Talk to your friends and family about sexual miscondcut issues 
  • Provide support to survivors
  • Volunteer at local organizations of advocacy
  • Educate yourself on local and national legislation surrounding issues of sexual misconduct 

Local Organizations that Do Advocacy

CADA (Committee Against Domestic Abuse) The Committee Against Domestic Abuse, Inc. (CADA) is a non-profit victim’s advocacy and emergency shelter organization based in Mankato, Minnesota. It has been engaged in its mission to provide shelter, advocacy, and education services for 35 years. For more information here is the link to CADA's website

MNCASA (Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault) The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) provides leadership and resources for sexual assault programs and allies to prevent sexual violence while promoting a comprehensive, socially just response for all victims/survivorsMNCASA has offices and partners all across the state of Minnesota inlcuding St. Paul, Rochester, Redwood Falls, Alexandria, Brainerd, Two Harbors, Willmar, and Moorehead. For more information here is the link to MNCASA's website.

MCBW (Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women) The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women [MCBW] is a well-established, membership organization with over 80 member programs located throughout Minnesota with a strong history of effectively carrying out programming that advances women's safety and security. MCBW has existed for almost 40 years as the state's primary voice for battered women. The Coalition has a dedicated and experienced staff, and its capacity is strengthened by the leadership of its members and by a deeply committed and involved board of directors. For more information here is the link to MCBW's website.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. For more information here is the link to RAINN's website
Breaking Free: Breaking Free is a Minnesota-based non-profit and social justice/social change organization founded in 1996. Every year, Breaking Free helps over 500 women escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education. Breaking Free's main offices are located in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a branch in Minneapolis. Breaking Free's doors are open to women throughout Minnesota and the United States. For more information here is the link to Breaking Free's website.

National/Global Campaigns, Projects, and Events

  • Denim Day
  • Take Back the Night
  • The UnSlut project
  • The Red Flag Campaign
  • V-Day
  • International Day Against Violence Against Women
  • Sexual Violence Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Statewide Day to End Domestic Violence at the Minnesota State Capitol

Resources for Advocates