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 â€˜Protect the Goalâ€™ Campaign in 2014. HIV testing and counselling services were also organized at lorry stations and market centers in Accra
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
SWAA Ghana was represented at the 18th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) held in Zimbabwe.
SWAA GHANA/UNFPA TRAIN KAYAYEI
With support from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), SWAA Ghana in November 2015 to April 2016 implemented the ‘Integrated legal literacy, livelihood skills training and adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights services for female head porters (Kayayei) in urban markets’ which provided rights-based literacy training to establish referral points for addressing human rights abuse and alternative livelihood skills development training for the Kayayei in beads designing and soap making. A total of 150 girls were trained under the livelihood skills training and 45 girls on their human rights, sexual rights and gender based violence. This was aimed at empowering them both socially and economically to fight against early and forced marriage.
In addition, five free sexual and reproductive health services including family planning, HIV and STI prevention that are gender responsive were organized in the Abgoloshie, Mallam atta and Bantam markets for women and young girls in the vicinities.