The Christian Mothers' Association (CMA) Ghana, a national women Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) established by some Nuns and highly spirited women in the Catholic Church in the early 40s of the last century, has the vision to offer a holistic ministry to the women, thereby making them well-organised, self-reliant, self-sustaining, able to support the family up-keep, and more importantly to know their civic rights and responsibilities and being part of decision making at all levels.CMA operates in 17 out of the 18 Dioceses in Ghana and has a current active membership of over 35,000 women.As a broad-based democratic organisation, CMA operates within the confines of its constitution, where they use the bottom-top approach in decision making. The core activities include the provision of civic, health, formal and non formal education and teaching of social and moral values, and also supporting the income generating activities of women.For the last decade, CMA has undertaken many development projects in the areas of poverty reduction, entrepreneurship, micro-finance and spearheading environmental and societal issues, and also raising leaders to take part in Ghana's decentralisation process.CMA started its collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in 1966. Since then, a stable and lasting partnership was established. The current priority of this co-operation is a Civic Education Programme aimed at supporting women coming from all classes of society. This programme helps women to influence policies by attaining leadership roles and policy making positions.