YWCAAIDS :: THE "BAWA" PROJECT

BEHAVIOUR CHANGE

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Through lobbying on alcohol abuse, the Government of Kenya has come up with regulations on illegal liquor brewing that causes disability and deaths. YWCAA has championed the rehabilitation of bar waitresses and the grandmothers who were adent alcoholics and brewers .Through lobbying efforts on alcohol abuse with other like minded partners, the Government of Kenya has
come up with regulations and stringent measures on illicit liquor brewing that has caused many deaths. This also goes hand in
hand with strengthening of government institutions that regulates alcohol uptake and use of drugs.Behaviour Change Communication that has led to individual and group attitude change among Bar Waitresses and illicit liquor brewers and the youth.

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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.