The primary goal of the Legal Awareness Program (LAP) is to have sustainable legal education and rights awareness within the various communities in the Volta and Western Regions.
The specific objectives of the LAP are:
WiLDAF Ghana has trained over 400 women and men as Legal Literacy Volunteers (LLVs) in 50 districts, from Volta, Western, Central, Brong Ahafo, Eastern, Greater Accra and Northern Regions of Ghana, to help over 30 000 individuals access laws that impact women. LLVs come from varied backgrounds who have proven leadership ability in their various backgrounds. LLV's are teachers, nurses, community development officers, non-formal educators, market women etc..., drawn from grassroots organizations, social groupings, church groups, work place associations, government and non-governmental organizations. Young women leaders are also targeted to take part in the training with a view to encourage them to take up leadership roles in the future. Trained LLV's have ensured that women, children and men in their communities have received maintenance awards, compensations / divorce settlements, school fees, enjoyed their property rights among other things. LAP activities have been interlaced with interlaced with capacity building activities in legal literacy which have led to a change in the attitudes of the direct beneficiaries. Not only has it drastically changed their professional interactions, it has also changed the attitudes of community members.
These programmes have been funded by SNV Ghana (Western and Volta Regions) and the United States Embassy (Eastern, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Volta Regions); and ActionAid Ghana.