WWN Vision, Mission, Values & Philosophy
|To become a unique Global Hub for Visionary African Leaders, at home and in the Diaspora, who collaborate on issues affecting our overall social well-being and thus, birth a new, developed Africa.|
|To raise a New Generation of Transformational, Ethical and Creative African Leaders by engaging, educating and empowering WoMen and Youths.|
Our Core Values
|Integrity | Passion | Empathy | Collaboration |
Community | Commitment to Excellence | Creativity | Accountability
WWN’s unique emphasis on “WoMen”: We are guided by the inter-connectedness of women and men and the unique role that the empowered Girl-Child can play in positively shaping the dynamics of families, organizations and communities.
We seek to birth a new consciousness and awareness of ‘wholeness’ among women and girls, empowering them to see themselves in a brand new leadership light and thus, experience sustainable life transformation by making informed and whole choices for their unique situations.
Our philosophy is hinged on the premise that when women and girls are empowered, they become ‘Centres of Influence’ and as such exercise their power to collaborate and leverage social relationships to develop and positively influence their immediate families and communities. We tend to focus more on underserved communities. All our training and projects use the ‘Train-the-Trainers’ Sustainability model [Leaders, empowering and raising up other leaders].
WWN Perspective about ‘Women Empowerment’
Often, the phrase ‘empowering women’ or ‘women empowerment’ is alluded to as a zero sum game, rather than as an embracing and inclusive concept which ultimately means empowering everyone in a woman’s circle of influence: father, mother, brother, sister, husband and children etc.
At WWN, we posit that Women Empowerment is less about ‘fighting for rights and power’ or ‘fighting against’ men or an established societal structure, rather, it is more about expanding the narrative and educating the society about the need for both men and women (indeed all humans), to treat one another equally, with ethos of dignity, love, respect, fairness, honour and justice. Basically, ‘woman empowerment’ is equivalent to ‘human empowerment.’
It is about engaging, educating, enhancing the ability of women to make informed choices for their overall well-being, irrespective of their phase in life, status, background, education, religion, culture etc.
‘Empowering Women’ therefore, means integrating the varied choices, roles and responsibilities of both sexes (which evolves and is open to fluidity in different circumstances), harnessing their respective unique gifts, talents and abilities, for greater harmony and progress in homes, workplaces, communities and societies as a whole. And If we look at the home as the microsm of the society, where the whole is the sum of its parts, then it follows that the more empowered men and women are individually, the better, more cohesive and stronger the family unit and by extension, the society becomes.
As a result, ‘Women Empowerment’ takes on an integrated scope: a foundational definition of the value and worth of a woman (and her place in society), which includes but is not limited to: recognition of a woman as a complete human being with a freedom to make personal choices, access to quality education and healthcare, access to opportunities in career and business, wage equity, rights to own property and to inheritance, elimination of practices that demean or strip women of dignity such as female genital mutilation, child marriages, rape, domestic violence, unhealthy practices meted to widows, modern-day slavery and trafficking etc.