MISSION OF CAWHI

To promote and improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents and women in Ghana through capacity building, advocacy, research, and high-quality service delivery...

OUR VISION

A country of equity access to quality and affordable Sexual Reproductive Health Services and Rights...

INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES

We seek to use innovative interventions to improve and promote the SRHR of adolescents and women...

ABOUT CAWHI

The Centre for Adolescents and Women’s Health Initiative (CAWHI) is a Non- Governmental Not for profit Organization (NGO) established and registered in Ghana (Registration Number: CG055332018).

CAWHI is a youth-led organization that consists of a multi-disciplinary team of health, social science and researchers who are committed to using innovative initiatives and interventions to promote and improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents and women in Ghana and beyond. CAWHI believes that Sexual reproductive health and rights are fundamental to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Although substantive progress has been made in addressing the challenges of sexual and reproductive health and rights, these advances have been inequitable across and within countries. Moreover, in many settings, people continue to have insufficient access to sexual and reproductive health services for particularly neglected, but essential, issues such as adolescent sexuality; sexual and gender-based violence; safe abortion; and child, early and forced marriage. Thus, addressing SRHR issues have become necessary.

Recent Publications

SRHR: Abortion, Abortion Laws And Reproductive Health.

The Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) broadly defined reproductive health to include all matters relating to the well-being of the reproductive system and its functions and processes. It envisioned that every sexual interaction should be free of coercion and infection, every pregnancy should be intended, and every…

Get Educated, HIV/AIDS is a Silent Killer

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus which is the virus that causes HIV infection. HIV targets and alters the immune system, increasing the risk and impact of other infections and diseases. Without treatment, the infection might progress to an advanced disease stage called AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Some facts about HIV/AIDS •…

#YourSRHmatterswithSEA: Menstruation and Menstrual Hygiene

Menstruation is the monthly shedding of the uterine lining via the vagina as part of the menstrual cycle of a girl or a woman. • Menstruation is sometimes known as ‘mens’ or describes as ‘menstrual period’ • It (mens) usually lasts from 3 up to 5 days for most women and girls however, it could…

OUR APPROACH

CAWHI uses innovative initiatives and interventions to promote the health and safety of adolescents

Capacity Building

This will take the form of Seminars, Workshops, Training sessions, scientific presentation sessions, Focus Group discussion for adolescent and women etc.

Outreach

Outreach is our most effective way of reaching people and communities who don’t have access to healthcare services and comprehensive information on adolescents and women’s health

Community Engagement

This specifically target gatekeepers (parents, religious leaders, teachers, health providers, and others) who influence young people’s behaviors and engage them early and often.

WE SET THE PACE FOR CHANGE

Building capacity among Adolescents, Women and within Africa

INITIATIVES & INTERVENTIONS

Through Innovative initiatives and interventions, we promote the health and safety of adolescents and women, reducing the region’s high burden of fertility, adolescent pregnancies, unsafe and complicated abortions, maternal mortality, STIs and HIV/AIDS, helping them establish Lifelong Healthy behaviors and improve the health of communities and populations especially the disadvantaged.

PRIORITY AREAS

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Maternal and Child Health
HIV/AIDS and STIs
Early, Child and Forced Marriage
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
Research
Skill Training and Capacity Building.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Advocacy and Policy Development.

CAPACITY BUILDING

The Centre will build capacity within Africa’s healthcare system for implementing high quality training and applied innovative initiatives and interventions for reproductive health professionals to tackle policies and programs for preventing, promoting and prolonging the health of the adolescent and women, reducing the region’s high burden of fertility, adolescent pregnancies, unsafe and complicated abortions, maternal mortality, STIs and HIV/AIDS.