In Mothers' clubs, women from different regions meet and work together to improve their own living conditions and to be models for their communities.
The clubs help women to increase peer awareness of problems involving community health such HIV/AIDS, nutrition and others. Once the women have undergone a special training, they work together on a volunteer basis to bring these messages to their communities.
The activities have two goals:
The first mothers' club was founded in 1996 in Bassar, Togo, to promote the reintegration of Ghanaian refugees. Mothers’ clubs generally have 30 to 50 members. They are set up via a village assembly. An ad hoc committee admits women who wish to join.
Among the activities that the clubs carry out are: