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APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH!

SDCEDSV would like to thank everyone for their commitment and dedication in bringing awareness this April, SAAM 2016.

For your convenience, we have provided a flyer for you to use for your awareness efforts and/or for your upcoming event.  This flyer is set up in Word Documents that you can easily include your program contact information, space allowed for your event invite and just print from your desktop.

SDCEDSV SAAM Campaign Flyers


The 2016 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign materials, from NSVRC, focus on the building blocks of prevention by communicating how individuals, communities, and the private sector can take action to promote safety, respect, and equality. 

Join us in helping everyone to see their role in preventing sexual violence!  SAAM-Prevention Is Possible 2016 Campaign

The NSVRC team is available for interviews and is a resource for reporting on sexual violence. Contact: 877-739-3895 or via email.


WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE RAPED: The ABC Handbook for Native Girls.

(a pdf version can be viewed here)

 

The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center and the Native American Community Board in Lake Andes, South Dakota has released a new graphic novel written and illustrated by Lucy Bonner.

"In contemporary times, Indian people may not be familiar with resources or are too uncomfortable to talk about rape due to years of colonization and the boarding school trauma where our ancestors were abused, silenced and shamed about their sexuality.

It is time to reclaim our voices and to talk about these critical issues that are affecting too many of our young women and girls. The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center has done just that.” Bonnie Clairmont, Victim Advocacy Program Specialist at the Tribal Law and Policy Center. 

 

We declare the turtle as the symbol of the movement to end violence against women.
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
At the top right corner of every page of our website is a RED ESCAPE button. This button will always appear in the top right corner of your browser window even when you scroll down the page. When this button is clicked it will redirect you to google.com. This is for the protection of battered women who want to view our
site but are afraid to under a watchful eye of their batterer.