We envision a Hawai‘i where all individuals and families thrive and live free from violence.
The Hawai‘i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence advances the safety and healing of victims, survivors and their families.
We are the collective voice of a diverse network of organizations and individuals, working to eliminate all forms of domestic violence in Hawai‘i by:
- fostering partnership;
- increasing awareness of domestic violence;
- developing the capacity of our member programs and community partners to address the needs of survivors and their families; and
- advocating for social justice and change.
Principles of Unity
The Hawai‘i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence affirms the right of each person to live without fear or the threat of violence.
We strive to unify communities on all islands in the movement to end gender-based violence.
We value and recognize that true collaboration means that every party at the table has a voice.
We oppose the use of violence as a means of control in relationships and will not mirror, replicate nor inflict trauma in collaboration with organizations and in engagement with communities.
We recognize that oppression in the form of racism, sexism, misogyny, classism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, ageism, imperialism, heterosexism, ableism and xenophobia, creates a climate of supremacy, which enables and perpetuates domestic and sexual violence.
We believe that all women have the right to autonomy and self-determination regarding all sexual and reproductive matters, lifestyles, finances, education and employment. We encourage the leadership of women in making policy and program decisions.
*Mahalo to our sisters at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence for allowing us to model these Principles of Unity from their own.
HSCADV is not a direct service provider.
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