Objectives of the Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women!

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.