Recognition that women’s centres are resource points when it comes to issues of violence;
Recognition that women’s centres have expertise on the many forms of violence that exist;
Recognition that intervention and awareness-raising work surrounding violence against women is an integral component of a women’s centre’s mission;
Recognition that diverse lived experiences drive the support and intervention work led by the women behind each women’s centre;
Recognition that women’s centres have developed specific initiatives and expertise that are in tune with the realities of their local communities and region;
Recognition that women’s centres serve as an entry point for women seeking support and accompaniment at any step of their journey, particularly in terms of their lived experience with violence.