We knew that domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking and forced marriage disproportionately affected, and still affects, women and girls.
Our interventions were built for women by women. Slowly, we came out of the shadows and worked openly in society. We used outreach teams in our local communities, working in schools and in all partner agencies. As a result of this work we have built up a brilliant and strong team – PARAGON, which is mainly staffed by women, many with lived experiences.
We are committed to end violence against women. Our work is guided by the Convention on the Eliminations of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDWA was adopted by the United Nations in 1979. These fundamental human rights were instrumental in bringing to light areas in which women are denied equality with men.
The team at PARAGON have pace, purpose and passion and will advocate for any woman, to amplify her voice and her words and ensure they are listened to.