WHOLE WORLD WOMEN ASSOCIATION
Many of the refugees moving to South Africa from other African countries have limited knowledge and information and HIV/AIDS. To respond to this need, WWWA has developed a comprehensive HIV/AIDS awareness program. The main objective of this program is to educate women on their human rights, including sexual reproductive health rights, as well as HIV/AIDS education, information, and prevention.
This campaign aims to build informed, healthy, and AIDS free communities through campaigns to increase education, awareness, and communication about the disease, provide mobile wellness clinics, creating a peer education training, and giving referrals for testing and treatment. HIV/AIDS support groups will be available for both the affected and the infected women in the community.
The awareness program also tackles issues such as lower school dropout rates, gender-based violence, child prostitution, child labor, and human trafficking. Working on these cross-cutting issues ensures that WWWA uses community-based approaches to address forced migration.
WWWA is in a unique position to provide these services to the refugee/migrant communities in that it’s peer educators speak all different languages and are able to reach the overlooked refugee/migrant/asylum seeking communities who may miss out on this crucial information.