About us

Siiqqee Women's Development Association (SWDA) was founded in 1997 by a committed Ethiopian woman with the strong conviction that poor women can control their livelihoods and their futures when assisted in their self-help efforts and ultimately empowered.

Our organization got a Certificate of Registration from the Ministry of Justice in 1997. According to the new legislation of Charities and Societies in Ethiopia, SWDA is re-registered as an Ethiopian Resident Charity in October 2009. After re-registration, it has revised its vision and mission. Currently, SWDA had renewed its license up to 2019.

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Our Mission

SWDA’s mission is to work with the poor and vulnerable women, girls and children through facilitating sustainable and inclusive development and through building their resilience and capacities to enable them to protect and promote their rights, and to tackle the root causes of poverty, inequalities and injustices in their communities and beyond

Our Vision

SWDA’s vision is to see poor and vulnerable women, girls and children grow empowered, become resilient and enjoy improved wellbeing in thriving families and communities in Ethiopia by 2030.

Core Values

  • Respect for all

    We are committed to addressing and responding to the needs of the poor and vulnerable women, girls, and children, including families and communities.

  • Equity in our Work

    We are committed to taking affirmative actions that ensure the equitable participation and contribution of women, girls, and children in sustainable development and social transformation.

  • Accountablity

    We are accountable to the government, partners/donors, and program target communities for our policy practices, decisions, actions, and results.

  • Partnership

    We cannot work in isolation and succeed alone. Therefore, we build and maintain strategic partnerships with government offices, civil society organizations, funding agencies, etc...

  • Integrity

    We cultivate and uphold trustworthiness at all levels of our organization while holding ourselves to a high standard for ethical behaviors and quality services.

  • Teamwork

    We strive to instill an effective teamwork environment that is anchored on an organizational culture that aligns reward with a performance at all levels of the organization.

Help us continue to support our members of all genders around the world by donating today.

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