Initiated to address the intensifying trend of cultural and religious legitimisation of lethal violence against women, the Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women!, will:
• Help render unacceptable the use of religion, culture and tradition to excuse or justify violence against women.
To this end, the Campaign will:
• Focus global attention and raise public awareness about the politicisation of culture and religion and its instrumental abuse of women’s human rights;
• Strengthen the resistance by women’s human rights advocates and women’s movements by building their capacity to document and publicise cases of abuse; to make more effective use of relevant regional and international instruments/institutions; and by mobilising international support from within the legal, religious and human rights arenas.