Wadada Solutions on Gender Based Violence
Wadada aims at empowering young girls to advocate for their rights to live free from sexual abuse and exploitation.
Wadada Solutions on Gender Based Violence is a registered vibrant young women led non governmental organization founded in 2011 aiming at empowering young girls to advocate for their rights to live free from sexual abuse and exploitation. WADADA got its first registration in 2013 under BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS AND LICENSING AGENCY (BRELA) but later 2018 May WADADA got its second registration under Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children.
The word “Wadada” means ‘sisters on solidarity’ is purposefully used to indicate that the organization aims at empowering young girls to live from sexual abuse and exploitation. Wadada's overall intention is to strengthen the capacities of young girls (in/out of school) with appropriate knowledge and skills to defend for their human rights to live free from sexual abuse and exploitation using “Solution Focused Approach” that emphasizes a client/individual has a solution and abilities to direct oneself life. As the saying goes, who wears the shoes know best where it pinches.
Wadada believes that young girls know how their situations can be improved. Therefore, they should be on the forefront in ending it now and the future. Other strategies that Wadada uses include advocacy in holding the government and community accountable in creating safe environment for girls to grow their full potential, economic empowerment among young girls and public awareness to inform the community on the rights of girls to live free from abuse and its consequences when their rights are abused.
In the community young girls are safer and growing to their full potential free from sexual abuse and exploitation.
Wadada exists to empower young girls 7-24 years old to advocate for their own rights to live free from sexual abuse and exploitation through the use of solution focused approach, capacity strengthening, advocacy, entrepreneurship skills and public awareness.