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‘Out of Darkness, Into Marvelous Light’ mural at Member Organization YWCA Delaware
The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a statewide, nonprofit organization of domestic violence agencies and individuals working to eliminate domestic violence through:
We believe in the right of all persons to live without fear, abuse, oppression and violence. We oppose all forms of dominance over others. We believe in the need to change societal attitudes that encourage the abuse of power to control others and we are committed to this struggle.
We believe that work against societal violence must be achieved through networking locally as well as nationally, through direct services, community education, and political action.
We should be accountable to our communities, to battered/formerly battered women from diverse groups and to their children. We believe services should always be accessible to and responsive to battered women from diverse groups, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual preference, or differences in physical ability.
We believe ethical communication and a spirit of cooperation among battered women's advocates and programs are necessary to change social attitudes. Since the struggle of battered women is related to the struggle for empowerment, we are committed to maintaining a supportive, noncompetitive atmosphere in all aspects of our programs, so that open communication, respect, and cooperation will be encouraged among all members.
We believe batterers should be held accountable for their actions. We encourage the participation of all persons or groups who are committed to the struggle to end domestic violence.