Women Watch Afrika, Inc. (WWA) is a 501 C-3 nonprofit, grass roots social justice women’s organization. The programs and services that WWA provides are designed to socially liberate African women, break the cycle of abuse, and remove all forms of discrimination that, historically, have been fostered upon African women and girls in their native homelands.
Under the leadership of Glory Kilanko, a native of Nigeria and founder of Women Watch Afrika, the organization is uniquely adept to carry out its mission with ethnic awareness and sensitivity. Intrinsically cultural and gender specific, WWA is the foremost African-based organization in Atlanta providing outreach assistance, re-adjustment programs, and referral services to African women who have been re-located to the metropolitan area. The majority of the women we serve are from the English-speaking countries of Cameron, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Africa, Togo, Gambia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The mission of WWA is the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women; the promotion of the social, economic development, and health equity of women and girls; and the acculturation of immigrant and refugee women arriving to the United States from African nations.
WWA envisions the deliverance of African women and girls from intra-family discrimination and physical abuse – a cultural tradition that has been practiced by African men [societies] for generations.
- To educate African refugee and immigrant women and girls, in particular, about laws in America that govern its free society and protects the civil and human rights of all individuals – including women and children,
- To break the cycle of poverty, male dependency, and female abuse in the African refugee household by providing opportunities for refugee and immigrant women to pursue self-sufficiency, self-realization and economic independence. To this end, we endeavor to provide educational and cultural re-training to the upcoming generation of “new” Americans – immigrant and refugee girls
- To eliminate all forms of violence against women for the advancement and economic development women and girls. Thus we conduct domestic violence crisis intervention services and community education to hold batterers accountable for their action.