Empower vulnerable women
Although gains are being made towards women's empowerment in developing nations, the most disadvantaged members of society – those living with HIV/AIDS, the rural poor, and women living under strong traditional influence – are often left behind.
Over the past decade, a series of international agreements have concluded that fostering the full capacity of all citizens is crucial to sustainable national development and global health. Therefore, empowering women is essential.
AFAWI aims to empower women and children economically, politically, and socially and to provide a forum for educators, women in leadership positions, youth leaders, and community organizers to discuss issues affecting women and children. Through these efforts, we hope to ensure the socio-economic and human rights for all people to live a dignified life, regardless of where they are from.
Promote rural education for all
AFAWI supports the commitment made by the international community during the 1990s to achieve universal education in every society of every country. Much of our work is performed in the northern half of Ghana, where educational levels fall short of urban areas, and a far greater gap is seen between girls' and boys' achievement in school.
While it is necessary that improvements in the quality of education should not benefit the economically well-off at the expense of the poor, it is also important to ensure that the quality of education does not suffer as a cost of improving access to education for all.