FWA ProgramsStarting by fighting against HIV/AIDS, FWA realized that she could not respond to her mission without a clinic. That is why we have nowadays a clinic called “NTASEKA” where we have different services: medical consultation, nurse consultation, a laboratory room and a counseling room.
As Burundi has one of the highest rate of birth in the world, since May 2014, we have started a new program called “Improving Women Reproductive Health” (IWRH). The purpose is to sensitize people that birth control is for both the man and the woman. Through our beneficiaries, we were also able to realize that some women got HIV/AIDS through sexual violence. That is why we have now a program called “Rape Survivors Support” (RSS). The aim is to reintegrate rape survivors both psychologically and economically.
As this second program refers to gender-based violence case management, we are now mobilizing communities to make an Action on Gender-Based Violence (AGBV) starting in the church. This is our third program.
We have a fourth program called “Link Up” whose main objective is to improve the sexual and reproductive health of young people.
Finally, we have a fifth one which is called “Caring for HIV Positive People” (CHIVPP). The purpose is to care for HIV positive people holistically. It has different dimensions: medical care, psycho- social and economic care. In sum, we have five current programs.
Friends Women’s Association, FWA, is a grass-roots organization in Burundi, addresses the needs of women in conflict, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and sexual violence. The FWA health care clinic focuses on treating both physical and psycho-social needs