Core Program Elements
How do we create the change we want to see in the world?
This is exactly what we’re exploring at Move to End Violence, a program of the NoVo Foundation.
Over the course of this 10 year initiative, Move to End Violence is working with change agents dedicated to ending violence against girls and women to figure out how we can move towards a world free of violence, where everyone can realize their full potential.
To help build the capacity of this movement, Move to End Violence’s program focuses on conversations, explorations, training, and practice in the following areas:
Transformational Leadership Development
Social change is difficult work over the long haul that requires powerful leaders. Through participation in Rockwood Institute’s Art of Leadership and ongoing 60/40 + Forward Stance training and practice, we help Movement Makers understand their purpose and core strength, identify the barriers that hold them back, and unleash their full potential.
Leaders, even the most visionary, cannot do this work alone. Strong, healthy organizations that understand their unique contributions are needed to power the ideas and change we want. Move to End Violence works with Movement Makers and their organizations to help identify their strengths, their most powerful contribution within the context of a movement ecosystem and to set a path for increasing their organization’s capacity to effectively engage in social change work.
Liberation and Equity
Systemic oppressions, including oppression based on race, gender, and class, impact us all – from how we show up to how we interact with others. In order to effectively collaborate and move our work forward, we need to be able to identify and understand the oppressions that hold us back and find ways to break free. At Move to End Violence, we do a deep dive into understanding these systems of oppressions and, through ongoing work and practice, explore liberating practices.
Another key aspect of this work is to strengthen our intersectional analysis as we look for solutions to end violence against girls and women. Only when we have a deep understanding of the interlocking systems that stand in our way, can we create solutions that transcend these barriers and truly create justice for all.
Movement Building for Social Change
Strong leaders and healthy organizations are critical, but we can’t achieve true social change without working collaboratively to leverage our collective power. At Move to End Violence, we work with Movement Makers, their organizations and allies to develop a shared vision of the world we are trying to create and foster a deep sense of inter-connectedness.
All the work of Move to End Violence is driven by our end goal: meaningful, lasting social change. We believe that immersion in the areas described above will support a dynamic and powerful movement that is aligned around a vision for the world we want. By developing practices of strategic thinking, honing our intersectional analysis, learning lessons from our own social change efforts and those of sister movements, engaging in public opinion research, and more – we are building the capacity of this movement to develop and execute visionary, long-term strategies that will attack the root causes of violence against girls and women and alter the systems and balances of power that maintain the status quo. Together, we are framing real solutions that work for every last girl.