OUR UNDERSTANDING AND ACTION TOWARDS EFFICIENT AFRICAN WOMEN EMPORWERMENT
INAEDAD is dedicated to Africa’s development (Social, economic, political, scientific, professional) as well as the development of ethically sensitive and responsible Elites or persons.. It seeks to achieve these goals through sound development projects in Africa for the peoples of Africa, professional training, promotion and through regulations and policies governing conduct that encourages freedom, independence, productivity, maturity and respect for the rights and viewpoints of others regardless of their ethnic/tribal group, race, color, gender, religion, marital status, disability and sexual orientation (see our code of conducts).
We believe strongly that greater self-confidence
and a process of inner transformation of one's consciousness about the causes
of their situation can enable one to overcome external barriers to accessing
resources. To be sustainable women empowerment process must alter both their
self-perception and control over their lives and the existing material environments.
This is base on the fact that most people in Africa rely on governments’
empowerment, but autocratic and corrupt governments do not empower people; people
Wars and desolation in Africa are witnesses of severe neglects of the continents’ affairs management by leaders refusing to unite in order to empower collectivities. At least, what government's policies, programs and actions can do is to create a supportive environment or even act as a barrier to the empowerment process. Women empowerment must not be viewed as in terms of increasing their incomes, assets, employment etc., but in term of building their capacities to plan, monitor and evaluate programs themselves by eradicating illiteracy*. This empowerment to be successful should be drove collectively (group solidarity or union) by women which is a more powerful fostering force to quench anti empowerment resistance. In order to to be truly empowered, women must be able to go beyond their consciousness of themselves as eternal victims, to transcend their self-perception towards greater control over their lives and environments*. This internal change in awareness, while catalyzed by group processes, is also profoundly and intensely personal and individual (meaning that if collective empowerment is more important than individual ones, individual (self introspection) element is not to be neglected in the process).
INAEDAD is willing to work with African professional and international communities to provide training, eradicate illiteracy, and access to services such as credit and technology which will improve women economically and socially. The ultimate goal is to make them self-reliant by strengthening their leaderships in a collective living and working environment.
INAEDAD is very concern especially to women vulnerability to reproductive morbidities, and pregnancy related problems including death, due to poor pre- and post-natal care, and mishandled obstetric emergencies. Also, problems of anemia and malnutrition are particularly severe among adolescent girls and women in reproductive and later years due to poverty and poor health services. INAEDAD is willing to mobilize and raise awareness among African community, medical and paramedical staffs (Doctors and nurses) abroad to assist in this urgent matter.
INAEDAD will assist any organization willing or acting to empower efficiently women in the strict respect of International Human Rights.
INAEDAD is willing for partenering with any organization engaged in efficient women empowerment.
* Gita, Sen, Empowerment as an approach to poverty, Working paper series, Number 97.07, Decemeber 1997.