Through the establishment of a unique approach, EVAM aims to reduce violence that originates, directly or indirectly, in the practices of actors and institutions. To achieve this objective, EVAM advises and accompanies the process of documenting situations of violence, draws the attention of actors or institutions to the harmful consequences of their actions and policies, and proposes to accompany them in identifying concrete measures for their elimination.
EVAM advocates an inclusive approach based on intermediation between field operators and institutions. The central hypothesis of the initiative is that no actor, or very few, would be reluctant to act to limit the harmful consequences of their practices. Provided that these situations of violence are clearly known and that the corrective measures proposed do not run counter to their objectives or interests.