Originally formed in 1997 as an advocate for African women's education. The African Women's Alliance for Mobilizing Action (AWAMA) quickly undertook the cause to support landmine victims and landmine removal. Working in the province of Zambezia in central Mozambique, Thelma Venichand, director of AWAMA, has no shortage of volunteers, and victims requiring assistance and integration. But, what AWAMA lacks is funding. Currently, their landmine-assistance programs and other support services are on hold till funding and financial aid for their project is received. They are hoping an organization and/or donor will step forward to coordinate efforts with them.
Busé, Margaret S.
"A Unique Sisterhood The African Women's Alliance for Mobilizing Action,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 3
, Article 9.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol3/iss3/9