The coalition have launched their first Strategic Plan . It covers 2013-2016, and is supported by an Activity Plan for the first 18 months (through to end 2014), which is being developed in parallel.
The Strategic Plan and the activities foreseen for the WWSO coalition are designed to supplement and add value to the strategies and activities pursued by the individual members of the coalition in respect of the prevention and elimination of sexual violence. This Strategy and the Activity Plan of the WWSO coalition represent the added value of working collectively across the diversity represented in the coalition that brings together a broad range of members, united in their mission to end sexual violence.
Transformed, just and reconciled communities where the lives of men and women, girls and boys are no longer shattered by gender based violence.
Church communities and leaders – male and female – proactively working with survivors and others, to address effectively the causes and consequences of sexual violence, including within the church.
1. CHURCH LEADERS SPEAK OUT
Church leaders speak out and provide strong and positive leadership within their churches and communities to end sexual violence, recognizing and promoting the importance and centrality of survivors, demonstrating gender sensitivity and empowering women;
2. COMMUNITIES AND CHURCHES PROVIDE SAFE SPACES
Local churches and communities provide safe and stigma-free spaces for survivors of sexual violence, support survivors and assist them in accessing services, at the same time pursuing community action to break the silence around sexual violence, to advocate zero-tolerance, challenge impunity, overcome stigma and discrimination against survivors, and promote choice, opportunities and renewed hope;
3. CENTRAL ROLE OF SURVIVORS AND EMPOWERING WOMEN
Women, girls and survivors (all genders) take their place within communities free of stigma, claiming new futures, rebuilding their lives and their families;
4. TRANSFORMING MASCULINITY
The church proactively engages men and boys in ending sexual violence, and demonstrates models for positive masculinities and femininities, and transformed gender relationships;
5. THE COALITION AS A LEARNING SPACE
The WWSO coalition provides a learning space to learn from survivors, and to share experiences, challenges, research, strategies of success and tools in order to strengthen and measure faith-based responses to sexual violence in order to enhance advocacy.