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Praxis International—changing the conditions that give rise to oppression, injustice, and all forms of violence against women
As a part of the movement to end violence against women, we act from the shared belief that we all must confront, examine, and change how our society responds to and often accommodates violence against women. We know that real change requires a groundswell of community-based action and we hope you will join us in that effort today.
Praxis was founded to work with communities that share our mission of eliminating violence in the lives of women and children. We seek to change longstanding assumptions that underpin this violence by working in multiple dimensions: addressing the needs of individual survivors, changing institutional and community responses, and reshaping local and global discourse. We act from the shared belief that in order to end violence against women we must confront, examine, and change how our society responds to and often accommodates the mistreatment of women. Our “gaze” is centered on the gaps between what people need and deserve and what institutions provide.
Our mission is grounded in an analysis of violence against women and children as an expression of historic male dominance, supported by societal practices; individual, family and community beliefs; and the institutions that directly impact all of our lives. To fulfill that mission, we convene diverse groups of people to think together about institutional problems or gaps that contribute to the underlying societal supports for domestic and sexual violence and result in poor outcomes for victims; develop and support innovative individual, institutional, and community-based solutions; and provide expert tools, training and technical assistance locally and beyond for organizations and communities working to close those gaps.
Our work seeks to model, launch, inspire, and sustain change that confronts what is wrong and finds ways to make it right.
Thank you for contributing to Praxis International and expanding our reach toward ending violence against women and girls