Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Federation members are strongly committed to women’s equality and are engaged in empowering women and girls in our society and Church. Our vision/mission statements/directives are testimonies to our focus on women and girls. Frequently we encounter and minister to women who have face violence in the home or at workplaces. Violence against women and girls is a violation of their human rights. Impacts of violence on women are manifold; it not only affects their own physical and mental wellbeing, but also their families.