Sexual assault

PAVSA’s First Street Fundraiser

Sexual Assault Assistance Program hosts BBQ and Cupcake Sale

Duluth, Minn.- The Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault or PAVSA held their 8th Annual BBQ and Cupcake Sale on Thursday. Passerby on First Street were invited to donate ten dollars for some Pulled Chicken or Sloppy Joe (both vegan and regular), with cupcakes sold in the lower level of the Building for Women. Attendees included some sexual…

Iron Range Community Displays Support for Sexual Assault Victims

April is sexual violence awareness month.

IRON RANGE, Minn. During the month of April┬áthe Iron Range is decorated to honor victims of sexual violence Over 300 teal ribbons are placed around trees to honor local victims of sexual assault.Organizers hope the display brings awareness and understanding. “We live in a world where it’s hard to come forward with sexual abuse and sexual assault problems,” executive director…

#TimesUpTwinPorts Hopes To End Sexual Assault

PAVSA Hosted A Luncheon To Spread Awareness On Sexual Assault

DULUTH, Min. — April is sexual assault awareness month and a new campaign began this month to help stop abuse. #TimesUpTwinPorts is the new message PAVSA expressed at Thursday’s annual luncheon in the Greysolon Ballroom in Duluth. “It represents that the clock has run out sexual violence and our community has had enough.” said┬áVanessa Lebens who’s an advocate at PAVSA….

Celebrating with CASDA this New Year’s Eve

CASDA Wants to Celebrate this New Year's Eve With You by Supporting Services to Victims and Survivors of Violence

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) is excited to announce the 9th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration, “Behind the Mask,” will take place Sunday, December 31st. CASDA will also be celebrating the kickoff to their 30th anniversary of serving the Twin Ports. Tickets are $50 per person in advance, or $60 at the door. Advance…

‘Silence Breakers’ Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

(Time Magazine) NEW YORK (AP) – The “Silence Breakers” – those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment – have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Numerous women have spoken out publicly since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business, and sports. Time praised those who have given “voice…

Chisholm City Council Votes to Remove Kevin Scaia

Council Approved Code of Conduct at Wednesday Meeting

CHISHOLM, Minn. – Wednesday night Chisholm residents spoke out at the city council meeting calling for councilor Kevin Scaia’s resignation. Later in the meeting, Councilor Tracy Campbell proposed a resolution also calling for his resignation. Campbell also proposed a values guide and code of conduct for the council. Both were approved by the council. Scaia is accused of groping a…

A Long Wait: Untested Sexual Assault Kits Part 1

Duluth Ranks No. 1 in the State for Untested Sexual Assault Kits

DULUTH, Minn. – In 2015 Duluth earned a notorious title, one that put a dark spot on hope for sexual assault survivors. Out of the entire state, the city is No. 1 in the amount of untested rape kits sitting shelved in the evidence room, 578 kits to be exact and some 23 years old. The information came out after…