Who We Are

The DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence (DCCESV) is a pioneering collaboration between DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) and Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) and builds on a twenty-year history between the two organizations. 

DCCESV is the District’s premier sexual assault alliance for direct service providers, prevention programs, and stakeholders in the city. The coalition was formed to create effective alliances among service providers throughout the city that address the needs of victim-survivors through education, policy, and advocacy. DCCESV is particularly interested in centering the most vulnerable and marginalized as the core constituents of these efforts. 

DCRCC was founded in 1972, and its mission is to create a world free of sexual violence through conscience and action. DCRCC is the designated State Sexual Assault Coalition for the District of Columbia and provides survivor-centered advocacy through therapeutic services, training and technical assistance, community education, and volunteer opportunities. DCRCC is committed to the health and wellness of people with layered identities and complex needs. It works to inform, equip, and engage stakeholders in eradicating sexual violence, and they are working to power a culture of consent and leading the world in consistently imagining a world without rape. To learn more, please visit dcrcc.org

MCSR was founded in 1997, and its mission is to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women and girls. Their primary initiatives are public education campaigns that address consent, bystander intervention, and healthy, nonviolent masculinity; training and technical assistance for international, federal, state, and grassroots organizations that seek to engage boys/young men in gender-based violence prevention; and youth development programs for boys/young men and girls/young women. To learn more, please visit www.mencanstoprape.org