Preventing Gender-Related Violence In South Dakota

Nov 30, 2018

In The Moment ... November 30, 2018 Show 470 Hour 1

Linda Shroll and Kristina Simmons
Credit Lee Strubinger

A new United Nations report on gender-based violence shows that women around the world are far more likely to die at the hands of someone they know. 

On average, one hundred thirty-seven women across the globe are killed by intimate partners or family members per day. The 2018 report looks at so-called honor killings, violence against sex workers, and even killing women due to accusations of sorcery or witchcraft.

Closer to home, South Dakotans are providing shelter and assistance for victims of domestic violence in the ongoing quest to save lives and make the future better for our daughters.

Kristina Simmons and Linda Shroll are with the organization Working Against Violence.