As a feminist organization we understand that our centering feminism as a framework for providing our services may be perceived by some as a barrier to all women accessing or feeling comfortable using SACHA’s services.
It is to that end that we share what our feminism is about. Our feminism is about the right to live free from violence and abuse and that all women equally share in that right. It is the right for women to be supported in the choices they make and that choices are made available to all women. It is about respecting the need for family and the importance of the men that women value in their lives as husbands, partners, brothers, nephews, and sons. It is about respecting and celebrating difference, acknowledging and working to end oppression and discrimination. It is about access to services that make sense to women, creating services and supports that reflect and respect various cultural, community and religious values and beliefs. Our feminism acknowledges that there are many forms of feminism, womanism and woman centred, woman-led movements around the world all of which are valuable. Our feminism is about critically looking at what we do, why we do it and learning about ways to do it better.