Recognition that the fundamental role of women’s centres is to complement other resource points and services working with women facing violence;

Recognition that women’s centres should have their place in any and all consultation initiatives, joint actions, action planning, and processes involved in the fight to counter systemic violence against women;

Recognition that our network’s women’s centres have specific expertise about systemic violence and about the interplay of multiple systems of oppression, and that this expertise is fundamentally important and must be leveraged when mobilizing for joint actions.