Amani Girls Home (AGH) is adapting the SASA! /PtG methodology, an evidence-based approach to address VAGW and HIV in the Mwanza region. SASA! /PtG was designed based on the understanding that VAGW occurs and repeats within family, community, and social structures, calling for community-wide intervention. A targeted focus on young females within the methodology recognizes them as a unique and diverse sub-population that require contextualized strategies to address the power differentials they experience in different domains of their lives.
AGH is coordinating a consortium of four organization to implementing this five year project (March 2016 – Mid 2021) in Magu District in Mwanza region.
The Goal:Empower girls and young women and shift social and cultural norms in Mwanza toward the preventionofgender violence and HIV among girls and women.
The Objectives are:
- Problematize the related issues of gender violence and HIV and bring them into the public realm (frame VAWG as social problem).
- Reposition gender violence and HIV by promoting and modeling positive individual and collective attitudes and behaviors toward prevention.
- Increase girls’ safety, agency and voice by strengthening and expanding girl-centered programming platforms that equip girls and young women with protective assets.
- Build gender equitable relationships among females and males ages 10-18 in and out of school.