United Women Affiliation

Advocating LOVE for everyone

About Us

UWA Mission

Our Mission is to advocate and provide access to evidenced-based social well-being awareness and education to promote resilience, building and improve quality of life for underprivileged children, women, young mothers, single fathers and young people locally and internationally. 

UWA Vision

To become a platform where social well-being, cultural diversity and evidence-based community public health awareness shared, acknowledged, respected and brings the positive practices in promoting resilience, improving lifestyle and advocating for quality education and career development for underprivileged women, young mothers, single fathers and young people.

UWA Values


ove with respect

pportunities that inspire

erification and fulfilment

ncouragement, engagement and commitment

UWA Goals

Education & Awareness



To Increase awareness on social well-being and preventable health conditions.



To advocate for quality education opportunities for underprivileged, children and to promote career and professional development for women, young mothers, single fathers and young people.



To work in partnership with research organisations to conduct community public health research to improve quality of life for underprivileged (BAME) women, children, young mothers and single fathers.



To provide support, advise and advocacy for career and continue professional development



To network with local, national and international agencies and like-minded people in Education, Research and Consultancy businesses.

Our Founder

The Executive Director for the United Women Affiliation (UWA). Dr Hawa is the originator and provides strategic leadership and management for the charity. Her professional background is Public Health Leadership. Her main interest is to improve community social wellbeing and reduce preventable social and health inequalities for underprivileged families and communities. She believes that reducing social and health inequalities, improving community trust, focusing on genuine collaborative social reality research, investing in meaningful social awareness information and education, and reaching out to the seldom-heard families and communities is imperative. She always says…

"Together We Shall Flourish"

Dr Hawa Yatera, PhD, MPH, DipEd, RGN

These are our United Women Affiliation team members in a social meeting…

Our Stories

We came together as a symbol of cohesion, supporting each other financially and socially.  In the weddings; looking after each other when encountering short-term illness and bereavements.


The feeling of togetherness as sisters  and mothers made us feel happy and reassured.  We realised that we need each other regardless individuals’ background.  Also, we appreciated that a single person cannot fulfil a social gap that one needs, especially when encountering a sadness – even happiness.  “The problem shared alleviates emotional trauma.”


Holding hands, Love, Respect, Commitment and compassion… made us glue together as sisters & mothers.


We feel that the world is full of challenges especially for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women, young mothers and single fathers in raising their children to the standard they would want and preparing for their decent retirement.  The carry over effect that some of us have experienced of being an immigrant either with a background of refugee, asylum seekers or as diasporas, plays a significant negative impact on our social wellness, which could cause mental disturbances.


~ Lack of social health awareness

~ Lack of professional & career development

~ Educational needs & support to our children

~ Lack of financial freedom

~ Challenges in managing long-term illness

… and still we have a deep feeling of wanting to reach  out to those in great needs – a family root.


We made a resolution that as women in union we need to stand up, do something to better our lives, our children, our family and engage well in the society and diaspora. Also, fulfil our dreams and to actualise our potential.


If not for ourselves – for our mothers, sisters, children and the men in our lives.