Affirm that African women are powerful in themselves, yet in response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic a lack of resources has limited their ability to come together. The basic objectives of AACSS have to do with overcoming these limits to self-and mutual-empowerment.
AACSS conferences help to enable their participants:
- To transform attitudes that they believe impede effective responses to HIV and AIDS,
- To gain an increased knowledge of HIV and AIDS issues,
- To develop personal and communal plans of action,
- To create mutual support by networking after the conference.