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MOBILISE

We mobilise law, information and people. We work with activists and networks at the grassroots; we operationalise law at the community level; we train women as “Community Paralegals” to raise awareness about violence against women and support women who have experienced violence. We create social change.

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MONITOR

We monitor States, public authorities and corporates for compliance with domestic laws and international standards to combat violence against women. We collect evidence of State failures, conduct legal research to assess discriminatory laws, and champion legal reform. We create systemic change.

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CONNECT

We connect our partners to government officials and corporate actors to conduct legal advocacy. We connect grassroots women to national and international monitoring institutions to give them a greater voice. We promote collective action and association to magnify women’s agency. We create structural change.

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PRIORITY COMMUNITIES

We work with marginalised and disadvantaged women who experience high levels of violence and abuse. Many are socially excluded, denied basic human rights and suffer from multiple forms of intersectional discrimination due to poverty, personal status, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or age.

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Low skilled women workers

Women in low-skilled jobs or the informal sector often suffer high levels of violence. We work to combat forced labour conditions, sexual harassment and violence at work, and State failure to protect women workers’ rights.

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Minority women

In a global context of State immigration policies targeting minority ethnic communities and social attitudes of racial intolerance and hate crimes against LGBT people, we work to combat intersectional discrimination and violence.

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Single & socially excluded women

Unmarried mothers, widows, abandoned and divorced women — who often head households with no legal recognition — are some of the most marginalised and socially excluded groups across the world. We work to support them.

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Rural women

In addition to discrimination and violence, rural women and girls face other barriers to their rights, including health challenges from early marriage and forced pregnancy, and limited agency due to patriarchal cultural norms.

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