The SDCEDSV Mission
The South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence (SDCEDSV) is dedicated to the reclamation of the respected, autonomous
and safe status of women who have been battered/raped, and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal
and societal violence in the lives of women and their children.
The SDCEDSV believes violence against women and their children results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain
control over others in intimate relationships and societal abuses of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, homophobia,
classism, anti-semitism, ablebodyism, ageism, and other oppressions. The SDCEDSV recognizes the abuse of power in society fosters
battering and rape by perpetuating conditions that condone violence. Therefore, it is the mission of SDCEDSV to work for the major
societal changes necessary to eliminate all forms of oppression, particularly those aimed at women and their children.
Protect Yourself & Family
Domestic violence is any act occurring between people who live together, or have lived together, that causes harm or makes one believe the intention is to cause physical or psychological harm.
Learn about domestic violence
Sexual violence are violent acts where sex is the weapon and is very effective and violent. These acts harm victims spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. They take power and control away.
Read more on sexual violence
Human/sex trafficking includes recruiting, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for through the use of force and is a modern-day form of slavery.
View more on human trafficking
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