Community Services and Women Empowerment

Community Services and Women EmpowermentHADS provides services to people facing multiple barriers to employment and people who are survivors to violence and/or abuse, to achieve positive changes in their lives. This can include increasing life skills and community connections as well as obtaining employment.

This is targeted at improving life management skills of women in areas such as self-esteem, relationships, communication, assertiveness and advocacy, copying strategies, dealing with stress and anger, and isolation. HADS achieves this through:

  • Supporting the communities to setup leadership and governance structures as well as training the Leaders in leadership skills that can enable the effective service delivery in the community.
  • Supporting the people set-up arbitration structures for addressing personal grievances, and provide Alternative to violence Peace trainings (AVP) to the community leaders and members.
  • Implementation of life skills projects for the people which results into proper grooming and upbringing of the youths.
  • Promoting women into leadership structures for improved service delivery.
  • Establishment of structures for enabling the Extremely Vulnerable Individuals as well as Persons with Special Needs (PSNs) to access the basic services available in a given community.
  • Promote programmes for cultural exchange and preservation.
  • Ensure that the recreational facilities and youth centres are made available to the people in communities. Such facilities result into youth empowerment activities such as sports, theatre, career development and prevention of drug abuse training.

On the other front for women empowerment, HADS aims at achieving the following objectives:

  • To develop women's skills in sports for improved health, team spirit and self-conīŦdence.
  • To promote women participation in sports as a tool for promotion of their rights.
  • To enable women have more positive image and self-worth and ready to protect their rights.
  • Provision of HIV & AIDS awareness, counselling, support innovative programmes in orphans and vulnerable children and Home-based Health Care (HBC) for the HIV affected.
  • Organizing and holding Focus-group discussions with children, women and community leaders where HADS identifies protection issues affecting the populations to find strategies to address those issues.
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