Women's Foundation Grantee Spotlight: Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

October is nationally known as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One of this year's Women's Foundation grantees, the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) has gone above and beyond to raise awareness surrounding the topics of domestic and sexual violence. We chose MCADSV because we knew they would use our  Status of Women in Missouri and Status of Women in Kansas research studies to find solutions to improve the lives of women. 

The Intern Resource Project is MCADSV’s new initiative created to alleviate campus sexual assault, intern sexual harassment, as well as dating violence. This program will ensure young women just entering the workforce have the resources they need if they feel unsafe.  The coalition will convene leadership from university campuses in order to implement policies and practices to prevent violence against women in Missouri. 

The coalition believes domestic and sexual violence will only end through education, assistance, alliance, and research. MCADSV has published research regarding domestic and sexual violence and has used that research to create prevention guidelines and legislative advocacy to end abuse. Since the coalition began its work, more than 100 domestic and sexual violence programs have formed across Missouri. 

Learn more about the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence here >> https://www.mocadsv.org/