The Mission of the Association shall be to promote a society that upholds human dignity, that is just, humane and progressive, where no one is a victim of colour, race, gender, ethnic origin, belief, social status, creed or other discriminatory factors of a similar nature, by using the time-tested tools of public-interest advocacy and activism, investigative research, education, public enlightenment, and litigation to resist, wherever and whenever they may occur, these forms of social degradation and ills that militate against the attainment of a just and modern society.

There are four compass points whose function is to give us founding principles upon which to direct our lives;