YWCAAIDS :: THE "BAWA" PROJECT

GENDER EQUALITY

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Introduction of a gender development project aiming at addressing gender inequality as a key driver of the epidemic.We targeted out-of-school youth (women) with life skills. This project however requires more attention and funds.Use of the media and other technology innovation during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence to address bodily integrity for underprivileged young women and girls. Through this project, YWCAA reached out to 20selected young women and girls GBV advocates in Westlands Sub County, Nairobi, the general public and youth through the radio,Facebook, twitter and whatsapp. The initiative has yielded to a community of GBV advocates that has brought together the area leadership, the police, community networks, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs and professionals

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HIV/AIDS & WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

YWCAA in partnership with the Stephen Lewis Foundation offers training in small scale business skills and provide start-up revolving community funds for economic empowerment to bar waitresses and grandmothers (BAWA)in order to make a meaningful choice of earning a living and reduce their exposure to violence and HIV/AIDS. The program also looks into empowering the beneficiaries with relevant information on HIV/AIDS, knowledge on basic legal rights and advocacy skills, reproductive health, human rights, rights to decision making and leadership.