News & Events
SWAA GHANA ELECTED NEW OFFICERS
SWAA Ghana successfully held elections on 2nd July 2014 to elect a new executive council to lead the organization for the next two years. The handing over ceremony took place on August 12th 2014 at UNAIDS conference room. Ms Nancy Ansah the outgoing President, handed over the mantle of Presidency to Ms Gloria Dei Tutu.
HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND CONDOM PROMOTION
SWAA Ghana in collaboration with Ghana AIDS Commission reached 2851 youth and 1293 adults on HIV prevention activities and distributed 3,485 condoms under the ‘Protect the Goal’ Campaign in 2014. HIV testing and counselling services were also organized at lorry stations and market centers in Accra
EBOLA/CHOLERA SENSITIZATION
SWAA Ghana in collaboration with Hope for Future Generations and support from the Information Unit of the Ga West District Assembly conducted a Community Sensitization and Education program on Cholera and Ebola in the Ga West district. Community members were educated on how to prevent and manage a person infected with Cholera or Ebola
ICASA 2015
SWAA Ghana was represented at the 18th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) held in Zimbabwe.

Society for Women and Aids in Africa (SWAA) Ghana is a branch of SWAA International, a Pan African Women’s organization with its headquarters in Senegal.

SWAA International was born out of a conference in Stockholm, Sweden; where a few African women came together and recognized that in Africa, there was a need to focus on the NGO sector and women in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

SWAA Ghana was established in 1990 and has since then been actively involved in education and advocacy programs on HIV/AIDS.

SWAA is committed to reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and children in Africa.

The membership of SWAA is made up of men and women from many diverse backgrounds like the media, NGOs, religious groups, local entrepreneurs such as seamstresses, hairdressers, farmers and market women.

Other members include professional women, and people from academia including university students and researchers. It is non-denominational and includes women of all faiths such as Islam and Christianity. Networks of People Living with HIV/AIDS are an integral part of SWAA.

The mission of SWAA Ghana is to advocate on behalf women, children and families in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and mobilize communities by strengthening their capacity to control, prevent and mitigate the impact of the epidemic.

SWAA’s vision is to have a world free of HIV/AIDS where African Women can be empowered to claim equal rights and access to health care, education, economic and socio-cultural opportunities.

SWAA at all times in undertaking all its programmes and activities adhere to the following values:

  • We involve women at all stages of our programme design and implementation
  • All our programmes and interventions are targeted at vulnerable groups
  • We ascribe to the rights-based approach in all our programmes and interventions
  • We ascribe to the gender-based approach in all our programmes and interventionsv
  • Our work and interventions take into consideration the socio-cultural context of our communities.
  • Sustainability is at the core of all our programme design and implementation.
  • We adhere to high standards of accountability, transparency and good corporate governance.

SWAA Ghana’s main objectives are to sensitize, educate and raise the awareness of Ghanaian women, especially rural Ghanaian women with regards to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and related issues.

SWAA also aims to undertake AIDS control activities that will be more acceptable and receptive to the Ghanaian woman based on her socio-cultural and educational background.

Additionally, SWAA examines ways of working with existing women’s organizations, National AIDS control programme and other NGOS in the fight against the AIDS epidemic, and to promote the reproductive health of Ghanaian women in general.

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