CAAP (Coalition for action against poverty) is a non-partisan, indigenous non-governmental organization established in March 2006 with the main objective of combating the spread of HIV/AIDS and taking mitigating measures to curve the impacts of AIDS by providing basic support to people living with HIV/AIDS and OVC and rehabilitating commercial sex workers focused on women and children. It also aims at accessing their socioeconomic rights so as to enable them use the law and human rights in bringing about an attitudinal change in the development process.
To realize these objectives, CAAP, since its establishment, has been designing and carrying out a number of programs and activiti es in Addis Ababa and selected regions of Ethiopia.
After its formal registration in March 2006, CAAP planned and implemented various projects in Addis Ababa and now extended its operational area and program activities to other regions like Oromiya, Afar and Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State. During this time, it carried out consultation workshops, human rights and paralegal training workshops, and initiated the formation of local voluntary associations to fight the spread of HIV/AID and mitigate its impact.
Achievements: Since its establishment in March 2006 CAAP carried out a number of activities in Addis Ababa and other regions using various strategies. The following could be mentioned as the major achievements.
MISSION: – CAAP’s mission is to contribute for the development of the country by combating the spread of HIV/AIDS and taking mitigating measures to curve the impacts of HIV/AIDS by providing basic support to the people living with HIV/AIDS, orphan & vulnerable children, vulnerable poor woman, commercial sex workers and other poor people.
VISION: – CAAP’s vision is to see a developed Ethiopia by combating those factors that cause and aggregate poverty status of the country