♀ ENOMW is a multi-ethnic secular umbrella organisation with the core values rooted in EQUALITY, JUSTICE AND FEMINISM.
♀ ENOMW is a female-only migrant women led organisation that recognises historic structural exclusion of women of colour, ethnic minorities women, migrant and refugee women in Europe.
♀ We recognise the unique and indispensable role of migrant women led organisations in creating safe spaces for the women of migrant descent. We are committed to strengthening migrant women's leadership, increasing their visibility and celebrating their contributions into European societies.
♀ ENOMW recognises that females are a universally and uniquely oppressed group. Discrimination against women is an outcome of globally manifest patriarchal norms and traditions that crosscut ethnic, cultural, economic and age differences.
♀ As a secular platform ENOMW affirms the importance of separation of religion and state. Practicing a religion is an individual freedom that should not interfere with other individual and collective freedoms. Being secular does not exclude having a religious conviction and/or practicing a religion.
♀ No cultural, ethnic or religious practices can or should justify infringement on or violation of universal human rights of women and girls. Any ideas of "cultural relativism" that naturalise inequalities between the sexes are incompatible with ENOMW core values and international human rights framework.
♀ ENOMW recognises that discrimination against women is historically entrenched in other patriarchal projects such as colonialism, imperialism, war-fare and exploitation of natural resources. The sex-based discrimination of women is intrinsically linked with and compounded by other forms of oppression based on race, ethnicity, class, age, legal status, disability and sexual orientation.
♀ ENOMW recognises that gender is a social construct imposed on individuals based on their sex through artificially designed patriarchal roles & stereotypes. Those are damaging to all and are particularly harmful for women. Eliminating gender stereotypes is paramount to fulfilling women's human rights.
♀ ENOMW acknowledges females’ unique sexual-reproductive capacity. We recognise the control and violence the women have been subjected to historically on basis of this capacity (FGM, denial of abortion/contraception, forced marriage, sterilisation, rape, among others). ENOMW is committed to exposing, preventing and combating ALL forms of violence and discrimination aimed at limiting, controlling and exploiting female sexuality and female reproductive biology.
♀ ENOMW believes that sexual desire and consent can never be obtained through commercial transactions. We recognise that every woman, regardless of her economic or social status, has the right to sexual relationship based on equality, mutuality and respect, free from psychological, physical or material coercion, pressure or manipulation.
♀ ENOMW recognises that the sex trade, prostitution, pornography and other forms of exploitation of female sexuality are outcomes of unequal power relations between women and men, male economic privilege & sexual entitlement and sexual objectification & commodification of women. They constitute one of the most pervasive forms of violence and discrimination against women.
♀ ENOMW acknowledges that male violence is a pandemic problem affecting women across cultures, classes and ethnicities and manifest at inter-personal, familial, communal and institutional levels. We are committed to political goals of eliminating systemic root causes of this violence.