Friends Women's Association (Burundi) (FWA)
The birth of Friends Women’s Association In 2002, after attending a seminar on trauma and HIV/AIDS in Bujumbura, Burundi, a group of women came together to form the Friends Women’s Association, FWA. The purpose was to address the unique needs of women in the conflict and post-conflict environment. These women wanted to work together to improve each other’s lives and, in particular, address the problems of poverty, HIV/AIDS, sexual violence, and post-conflict trauma in their communities.
In this way, FWA is working towards the following goals:
Reduce transmission of HIV/AIDS through sensitization and education workshops
Improve the lives of those already suffering from the effects of HIV/AIDS through the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of opportunistic infections, and give psychosocial and nutritional care to HIV positive people
Support women’s empowerment and peace consolidation through other activities
FWA Mission: To provide a comprehensive health care to women and their families, to promote women’s leadership and autonomy and to strengthen peace and solidarity in Kamenge, a slum in Bujumbura and in other communities of Burundi.See more