CWDA has supported the establishment of women leader groups (WLG) within each of the CIC villages. The members of the women leader groups appoint one woman to act as overall manager of the CIC while all of the women are responsible for the day to day running and maintenance of the CICs. The CWDA train the women leaders in CIC management and leadership, as well as providing education on the prevention of trafficking and other issues such as domestic violence and health care.
The women leaders have proved a vital part of this programme. They provide an important communication link with the community members meaning that we can access those who are most vulnerable and disseminate information in a way that is meaningful to each community and to women in particular. The women leaders manage the CICs with pride and feel positive about having a stake in community development.