Our Mission and Goals

What the NSWC stands for

Our Mission Statement

To improve the social, economic, legal and political status of women, and to encourage and support self-empowerment by acting as a resource and a catalyst for change, from feminist perspectives.

We believe that women have the right to:

  • Self determination in all aspects of our lives...

  • Equal access to society's resources...

  • Safety and security of our person...

  • Fairness in the administration of justice and

  • Freedom from all forms of discrimination...

Our Goals

  • To provide women with access to resources (information, referral, advocacy); to assist them with life choices

  • To actively address violence against women at all levels of the  community

  • To challenge sexism and all other forms of discrimination against women at all levels within the community

  • To work towards the elimination of the feminization of poverty

  • To operate from a feminist framework, as defined by the NSWC, is a person whose actions support and embody the values of growth, personal choice, wholeness, co-operation and equality of women