Mission and Vision
We work to eradicate violence and discrimination against women and children and prevent HIV/AIDS by providing counselling, information, education and paralegal services to survivors of gender related violence and to the wider community. Our interventions aim to achieve gender equality through challenging discriminatory social beliefs and practices, ensuring access to legal and human rights; social services and medical treatment for HIV/AIDS. We work to ensure that laws are properly implemented and government and other institutions responsible for implementation of services and policy are free of corruption. We provide a caring service, accessible to the grass-roots and use research to inform our responses.
Our vision is of a community where there is no discrimination against women and children on the basis of gender shaped by oppressive socio-cultural beliefs and practices, and women and girls are empowered to be free and safe to live their own lives. A society in which the caring professions are committed to treating everyone equally and without stigma and in which every woman, man and child is treated with respect and dignity. A community where there are no AIDS orphans and where those in need are provided with shelter and loving care. In short a society in which human rights and equality are the daily norm.