The Association for Women's Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD) is committed to create a safe enviromrnt for all.
Our mission is to create supportive enviroment for women and girls by providing psycho-social support and creating social and economic independece.
AWSAD is currently working on three programs. One of these is the provision of safe house services (safe home, food, medical care, counseling, services, basic literacy education, and skill trainings) for women and girls survivors of physical and psychological harm and their children as well.
AWSAD has two safe houses in Addis Ababa established in 2006 and in Adama established in 2011. The other program focuses on the provision of trainings and capacity building to enhance the capacity of community and government institution in providing quality services for women and girls. The third program is that of the skill development which targets women and girls survivors of physical and psychological harm as well as women with low income.