Association Agaisnt Women Export

What We Do

Association Against Women Export (AAWE) started in 2000 and is incorporated as an international Not-for-Profit Organization in the State of Texas, USA. The Corporation is organized for charitable and educational purposes and has tax exempt status within section 501© (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

AAWE is deeply committed to taking appropriate measures to eliminate all forms of trafficking in humans, the exploitation of women generally, and Edo women and children in particular. Bearing in mind the great contribution of women to the welfare of the family and to the development of society in general, our overall objective is to assist in empowering and uplifting women through Self-awareness Education and Advocacy.


Our Mission

The Association Against women Export's mission is to free women from the shackles of Human Traffickers, Empower and Improve their Lives.


Aims and Objectives

  • Protect the fundamental human rights of girls and women to develop their capacity.
  • Involve community leaders, institutions, the law enforcement agencies and legislatures, media and the hotel and tourist industries in the fight against prostitution and commercial traffic in women and children.
  • Involve men and mobilize communities at the grassroots level in this battle against the dehumanizing exploitation of women and children.
  • Identify, support and liaise with social activists and other organizations with similar objectives to fight this modern slave trade.
  • Lobby governments to enact appropriate laws and policies, which explicitly criminalize the trafficking in human beings
  • Advocate and mobilize the relevant organizations to promote gender equity and equality.
  • Sponsor and lobby for legislative framework to fight human trafficking.
  • Influence decision-makers and government functionaries at all levels in theaffected regions and countries of the world to put sexual exploitation and trafficking against all persons, and especially against women and children, higher on their list of priorities for action.
  • Establish funds and programs that will assist in the protection, repatriation, rehabilitation and reintegration of victims or survivors of commercial sexual exploitation into society where they can serve their immediate families and communities with dignity
  • Offer scholarships to students in high schools and universities as an early intervention to stop these young girls from becoming prostitutes.
  • Provide Micro-Credit loans to young women to set up cottage industries so that they can be self-sufficient, self-reliance and self-employed.
  • Establish Micro-Credit schools in the three senatorial districts of Edo State (Nigeria) to help women achieve equality and economic self-reliance through literacy (reading, writing, budgeting, management skills) that are the foundation for fulfilling one's potential.
  • Provide awards to well behaved high schools students in order to promote morals and values among our young girls.
  • Nurture and mentor high school and university students.

Our Main Activities

Education

  • Award scholarships to High School students ($250 per year)
  • Award scholarships to University students($1,000 per year)

Awareness Campaigns

  • Moral /Core Values
  • Self Esteem

Empowerment

  • Micro Financing
  • Formation of Co-operatives
    • Mentoring
    • Monitoring & Evaluation
    • Micro Finance Through group Lending

Proposed Projects for 2010-2015

  • Micro-Credit School - Basic Literacy (Adult Non-Formal Education)
  • Entrepreneurial Training
    • Motivational Training
    • Re-Orientation
    • Business Management Education
    • Book Keeping
  • The Entrepreneurial Skills Acquisition Training included
    • Food Processing: Cassava, Fruits, Vegetables
    • Agriculture: Rice, Fish Farming, Snail Farming etc.
    • Product Packaging/Labelling
    • Crafts: e.g. Hat Making, sewing, Head Tie Making, Beads & Necklace Making etc.

Facts and Numbers

  • 600,000 - 800,000 people are trafficked across international boarders every year; 80% are women and girls, up to 50% are minors(US State Department)
  • 12 millions people are trafficked for sexual exploitation worldwide (United Nations
  • About 1.2 million children are trafficked every year (UNICEF)
  • Profits from forced prostitution amount to $7 billion a year (United Nations)