SCCADVASA News & Updates

Below you will find news and updates from both SCCADVASA and our member organizations. You will also find policy action alerts, legislative updates, monthly newsletters, op-eds, press releases and more.

[image description: Article in The Post & Courier with headline "Library book restrictions will harm sexual abuse, violence survivors" - photos of Sara Barber, Patrick Good and Mary Ruff are shown]

Commentary: Library book restrictions will harm survivors

SCCADVASA Executive Director, Sara Barber, partnered with high school students from the Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization (DAYLO) to pen a commentary on how restrictions on books and education censorship policies causes harm to students instead of protecting them. “Books that realistically illustrate the experiences of survivor violence are lifelines; they help readers recognize that […]

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Commentary: Somebody You Know Is Experiencing Domestic Violence

Opinion Editorial written by Sara Barber published 10/3/2023 by The Post and Courier  Every year, thousands of South Carolinians are impacted by domestic violence. In 2022, domestic violence organizations responded to almost 39,000 requests for emergency shelter or other help from people experiencing violence in their home. Around 42 percent of South Carolina women are […]

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two red handprints and a feather with text that says 'Justice for MMIWG2S, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women' includes SCCADVASA logo and SC Indian Affairs Commission

SCCADVASA Joins the South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission to Host a Summit on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirits

#NoMoreStolenSisters #MMIWActionNow #MMIWG2S Columbia, S.C., May 10, 2023 – The S.C. Indian Affairs Commission will be hosting a Summit on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The MMISWG2 Summit is part of a movement that advocates for the end of violence against Native women. It also seeks to draw attention to the high rates of disappearances and murders […]

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people stand together during a rally and hold hands with a purple overlay and text that says 'Sexual Citizens Workshop: Responding to sexual assault and creating community equity, Friday, May 5, 2020, 9AM-3PM' also includes a picture of the book Sexual Citizens

Nationally Acclaimed Authors join SCCADVASA for Workshop on Responding to Sexual Assault & Creating Community Equity

On Tuesday, May 9th, the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN), the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA), elected officials, community partners, victims of crime, and their families and friends will rally at the South Carolina State House to raise awareness about the barriers faced by victims of violent crime throughout the Palmetto State. 

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Leading South Carolina Victims’ Rights Organizations Host 2nd Annual Victims Matter Rally at S.C. State House

On Tuesday, May 9th, the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN), the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA), elected officials, community partners, victims of crime, and their families and friends will rally at the South Carolina State House to raise awareness about the barriers faced by victims of violent crime throughout the Palmetto State. 

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Commentary: Embrace awkward conversations to help end sexual violence

Opinion Editorial written by Sara Barber published 3/31/2023 by The Post and Courier  As our state and country experience continued disagreements on which books should be available to children, what topics should be discussed in schools and what curriculum should be taught, we share a deep concern that the trend of increased censorship will not […]

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