As a grassroots, nonprofit, international, national, and local social justice organization focused on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls, the promotion of social and economic development and health equity of women, and the acculturation of immigrants and refugees arriving to the United States from 23 African nations: Women Watch Afrika provides Social Services, Legal Services, Advocacy, Health Education, Legal Education, End Domestic Violence classes, Stop FGM/C workshops, Know Your Rights workshops, Citizenship Preparation, Civic Engagement, and Advocates against unjust, discriminatory laws that affect the community.
WWA offers culturally-relevant, comprehensive social services for African refugees and newly-arriving immigrants and their families through case management and/or home visiting services. Special considerations are given to women who are experiencing any form of violence. Our services are geared to address the needs of African immigrants and refugee women and girls that are faced with enormous difficulty in adjusting to the U.S. environment. We provide legal services for victims of abuse and sex trafficking, counseling, clinical referrals, economic and educational resources, along with community educational workshops focused on housing, financial literacy, health promotion, civic engagement, and violence prevention. Click below to learn more about our services.
In order to function in American society effectively, refugees must go through the acculturation process. WWA does not seek to erase the client or family customs, rather, our case management focuses on assisting families with learning how to function in the new environment so that there can be rapid integration into the community. Our case management involves an assessment of housing, financial, legal, and health needs of refugee and immigrant women and their families. Contact us today for more information.
As part of our services to the community, we provide free home ownership and homebuyer education workshops, along with financial literacy classes and counseling services to first time homebuyers in Metro Atlanta. WWA is certified by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) – Office of Homeownership to provide language friendly classroom training and counseling for pre-purchase education, counseling and home preservation counseling. Our services are unique because WWA is one of the only two ethnic agency providing language friendly housing counseling services to African refugee and immigrant communities.
The focus of our employment services is to prepare African immigrant and refugee women and girls with the necessary skills and support needed to get a good job and develop a good work history in the United States. We provide opportunities through empowerment sessions, job readiness training, and job placement; and provide social support in identifying and addressing socio-cultural barriers in accessing economic and training opportunities in the U.S.
For immigrants and refugees arriving in the United States, it is vital for them to learn the laws of the land, and possess an understanding of how it effects them individually, and along with the consequences of breaking such laws. WWA assists clients in building a voice in their legal needs, Citizenship Preparation, housing rights concerns, juvenile laws, Immigration Concerns, Family/Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Laws, and basic rules and regulations that are different from the countries they used to reside. Contact us for more information about our legal assistance for refugee women and their families.