VAM Believes A Better Africa is Possible!

VAM believes that women’s education and empowerment are fundamental to the development of African nations. The people of Africa believe in the values of open, inalienable human rights, and wish to lift future generations out of sickness, poverty and war.

For Years the African Continent has been in a state of turmoil causing the life of the ordinary citizen to become insecure and uncertain. We must see to it that poor people do not lose all hope. There is an alternative, help us bring it to life. It may take time, but confidence, courage and trust will make it possible! A prosperous and proud Africa is a distinct possibility.

The riches of the great continent of Africa are more than enough to meet everyone’s needs. Let us stop wasting the precious human and natural resources that we desperately need to restore dignity to all people.

What ought to have been only misunderstandings within the family of African communities have too frequently deteriorated into violence. Some of our societies are either breaking down or have collapsed completely, forcing millions upon millions to live in abject poverty and hopelessness. Voices of African Mothers (VAM) stresses the need to help individuals and families work together to build hopeful, sustainable and just communities.

Through finding their voices and helping them to become self-sustaining citizens they would become leaders in their communities with an equal voice, creating an understanding among all people.

Our programs are designed to improve the family life of our participants by framing them around the United Nation’s 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs):

  1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
  2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
  3. Promote Gender equality and Empower Women
  4. Reduce Child Mortality
  5. Ensure Environmental Sustainability Develop a global Partnership for Development
  6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
  7. Ensure Environmental Sustainability
  8. Develop a Global Partnership for Development

VAM is not exclusively a women’s organization, it welcomes men to participate in its activities. It urges men to adopt the role of providers and protectors, offering support to their wives, daughters, mothers and sisters in their endeavor to become fully empowered and active in their communities.

Vam Highlights

  • 501(c)3 charitable organization
  • NGO in Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC
  • Partner in Development with EuropeAid
  • Listed in Yearbook of International Organizations
  • Member of the Conference of Non Governmental Organizations (CONGO) in Consultative Relationship with the UN
  • Member of United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

“Wars do not build nations; wars destroy them. Wars bring unnecessary pain, hunger, distress and suffering. There is an alternative to war: the promotion of peace, the sharing of resources and the creation of understanding among all people.”

—Nana-Fosu Randall President and Founder of Voices of African Mothers

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Our Mission

VAM works to establish a peaceful African continent by using the methods of conflict resolution and diplomacy. We seek to identify the causes of ethnic, religious and inter-communal conflict and to find practical and civil ways to mediate prevent and limit such conflict.



VAM wants women and future generations to possess a full range of educational opportunities to attain economic empowerment and to become decision-making leaders in the countries of Africa.


  • Develop local leadership for conflict prevention, conflict resolution, post-conflict reconciliation, and the promotion of peace in general within families, communities, and the nation’s of Africa.
  • Strengthen locally generated peace-building activities by raising the voices of underprivileged minorities.
  • Promote equality and justice in Africa by transforming unjust institutions and social practices.
  • Promote equal education for all children, literacy education for illiterate women and to encourage higher education.
  • Promote the economic empowerment of women and produce resources that are appropriate for women’s needs through vocational training and business skills.
  • Provide health education in the areas of preventive health care, nutrition, hygiene, safe sex, prevention of adolescent pregnancy, family planning, midwifery, HIV/Aids, malaria and other diseases.
  • Teach organic farming methods for high yield crops in limited spaces.
  • Organize workshops, seminars, and conferences with the aim of educating as well as providing a venue to share information and experiences.
  • Develop partnerships with men’s organizations to facilitate change in gender inequality and curtail gender violence.
  • Develop partnerships with other NGO’s, governmental programs and civic organizations.
  • Promote global consciousness and ecological stewardship.