Women’s Association’s work is basedon
the following philosophy and principles:
is a human right. No person should be denied healthcare because of
gender or economic status.
at the individual and community level, is not just the absence of
physical disease, but the whole wellbeing of body, mind, and spirit.
person and community has the capacity to heal and lead a positive
life. Sometimes healing requires psychosocial accompaniment to help
people reencounter their
own inner capacity to heal from violence and trauma. Other times it
requires on-going medical treatment and support.
4. Overall health disparities
are caused by underlying structural violence and inequalities, which
are also the seeds of greater instability and conflict. Therefore,
efforts to heal must address these large-scale social forces at both
the individual and community level.
5. Health is fundamentally connected
to peace. Where there is not health, there is no peace. Efforts to
provide quality, whole-being healthcare and peacebuilding must happen
needs must be emphasized in both healthcare and peacebuilding projects
to ensure that the systematic exclusion of women is not continued.