MISSION OF CAWHI

To promote and improve access to quality, youth-friendly and gender-sensitive sexual reproductive health and rights in Ghana and beyond through capacity building, advocacy, research, and quality service delivery...

OUR VISION

We envisage a world of access to quality, youth-friendly and gender-sensitive sexual reproductive health and rights...

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Human rights, gender equality, inclusion and recognition of diversity
Equity and Reaching the most vulnerable adolescents

ABOUT CAWHI

The Centre for Adolescents and Women’s Health Initiative (CAWHI) is a Youth-led Non- Governmental, Not for Profit Organization (NGO) established and registered in Ghana (Registration Number: CG055332018) which seeks to promote and improve access to quality, youth-friendly and gender-sensitive sexual reproductive health and rights through capacity building, advocacy, research, and quality service delivery.

CAWHI believes that Sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are fundamental to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Our focus and concept are therefore aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pertaining to the most vulnerable women, adolescents and youth; specifically Goals 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages), 4 (Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all) and 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls), the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD); the African Union 2063 agenda and the National Policies and Strategic Frameworks addressing Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health, Girls’ Education, Gender Equality, Empowerment and Adolescent Protection in Ghana.

Recent Publications

The Psychology of Pandemics and the need for Effective Communication

How well do you know fear? Well, let me introduce you to him. Fear is contagious, it can eat away the best part of you, it’s silent, deadly and very bold, it knows no status. We are usually afraid of the unexpected and unknown. Fear accounts for the panic we see around the world during…

Ghana’s Reproductive Health Education Policy and Guideline: The way forward to Effective Implementation

Too many young people receive confusing and conflicting information about relationships and reproductive health, as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood. This has led to increasing demand from young people for reliable information, which prepares them for a safe, productive and fulfilling life.  Reproductive Health Education (RHE) is central to the health and well-being of adolescents…

She is just as He is; Give Her Equal Opportunities

Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live with dignity and with freedom from want and from fear. Gender equality is also a precondition for advancing development and reducing poverty: Empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole families and communities, and they improve prospects for the next generation. Despite…

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.