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ABOUT US

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OUR MISSION - Core Purpose

The Womenful Voice mission is to empower Haitian women and girls to address their needs through knowledge, resources, opportunities, and advocacy to achieve long-term positive outcomes, economic growth, and social change.

OUR VISION - Future Aspirations

We envision a world where women can harness their potential, voice their matters safely, and independently attain their socio-economic welfare.

OUR VALUES - Fundamental Beliefs and Principles

Womenful Voice operates according to a set of principles or beliefs that guide our behavior and decision making. The following values are our fundamental beliefs and philosophies that underpin our organization's culture and define how we operate. 

Effective communication
Honesty
Results driven
Trust
Ownership

WHAT WE DO

Womenful Voice was born out of the desire to effect lasting change for women and girls in Haiti. Haitian women’s roles and rights have typically been restricted through exposure to strict control of movement and controlling behaviors from their partner or husband. As a result, they are underrepresented in their community and in leadership roles. Despite their ability to lead their families and communities, this inequality holds them back from living a better life because it perpetuates the cycle of gender-based violence and poverty.

By providing Haitian women and girls with the knowledge, tools, and resources needed for a better life, we believe they can become stronger, more confident, autonomous, self-determined, and vocal - someone who can advocate for herself - leading to a happier, more fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. 

At Womenful Voice, our programs to empower women and girls in Haiti are guided by the United Nations Global Goals, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs because a woman who can advocate for herself is more likely to enjoy: 

Increased self-esteem and self-worth:

 

When you advocate for yourself, you demonstrate that your needs and opinions matter, which can boost your self-esteem and sense of worth.

Improved communication skills:

 

Advocating for yourself requires strong communication skills, and practicing these skills can help you become a more effective communicator in all areas of your life.

Greater sense of control:

 

When you advocate for yourself, you take control of your life and make decisions that align with your values and goals.

Increased respect from others:

 

When you assert yourself and advocate for your needs, others are more likely to respect you and take you seriously.

More fulfilling relationships:

 

When you advocate for yourself, you set healthy boundaries and communicate your needs clearly, which can lead to more fulfilling and satisfying relationships.

Better career opportunities:

Women who advocate for themselves in the workplace are often more likely to be promoted, receive raises, and be taken seriously by their colleagues and superiors.

SDGs

By aligning our programs to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Womenful Voice is helping women and girls in Haiti. Since our inception, we have launched several programs that provide women and girls in Haiti with the knowledge, tools, and resources to advocate for their own needs and following the SDGs goal blueprint we are supporting sustainable development and helping the world achieve the Global Goals.

These are the Global Goals that Womenful Voice is championing to contribute to a better world:

GOAL 1:

NO POVERTY

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

GOAL 4:

QUALITY EDUCATION

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

GOAL 2:

ZERO HUNGER

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

GOAL 5:

GENDER EQUALITY

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

GOAL 3:

GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

GOAL 8:

DECENT WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

GOAL 10:

REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Reduce inequalities within and among countries.

GOAL 15:

LIFE ON LAND

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

While this might seem like a tall order, it begins with taking that first step, and indeed, we have. Since our inception, we have successfully launched several programs, with more on the horizon, to help women and girls in Haiti on their journey to a better life.

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