Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

The coalition will advance a grassroots-driven international norm to prevent violence against women and girls, while supporting complementary campaigns.

Our Vision

We envision a world where every woman and girl, everywhere can realize her human right to a life free from violence.

Our Values

1. We believe every woman and girl has a right to a life free from violence.

2. We believe massive gaps in the current global legal framework on Violence Against Women must be addressed.

3. We believe a new international norm on Violence Against Women will be a substantial step forward in protecting women and girls from violence.

4. We believe effective policy is grown only with the participation of front-lines expertise of human rights practitioners and survivors.

5. We believe campaigns must be participatory to maximize impact, engaging a diverse community in the effort to end violence against women and girls.

6. We believe in a foundation of rigorous research and policy analysis.

7. We believe success is founded on respect, professionalism, listening, curiosity, hard work, grit, tenacity, humor, creativity, honesty, and relentlessness.