VNC Partners and local Campaigns
Please click the links below to read more about VNC partners and campaigns.
Aceh: Solidaritas Perempuan (Women's Solidarity)
Iran: Institute for Women's Empowerment
Iran: Equal Despite Difference
Indonesia: Solidaritas Perempuan
Nigeria: BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights
Pakistan: Shirkat Gah Women's Resource Centre
Pakistan: Baidarie Sialkot
Sudan: Salmmah Women's Resource Centre
Exploring 'culture', women and violence: Women Reclaiming and Re-defining Culture Programme
In October 2008, the VNC Campaign (formally known as the Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women) joined the Women Reclaiming and Re-defining Culture (WRRC), a three-year programme initiated by the international solidarity network, and the Institute for Women’s Empowerment (IWE).
The programme aims to develop and implement strategies for women’s empowerment that are culturally appropriate and meaningful to women in their local contexts, as a means of achieving 3 on : .
The Programme’s overarching thematic area of “culture”, sexuality and violence against women is premised on our view that MDG3 can only be meaningfully attained if violence against women is eradicated systematically, if women have autonomy in expressing their sexuality and if ‘culture’ is no longer acceptable, in any guise, as justification for women’s oppression.
The VNC Campaign's contribution to this programme is to expose the inter-connections between these three areas of concern – for example, how violence against women is systematically perpetuated by the use of ‘culture’ as a tool of legitimisation and how culturally legitimised regimes of violence control women’s right to self-determination through control of their bodies and their sexuality.
To this end, the VNC Campaign is undertaking projects on “culture”, women and violence with partners in Senegal, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia including Aceh, Iran and Sudan.