Your support helped train 132 new activists.
Eight New Communities and 132 New Activists are Fully Trained to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls - Thanks to YOU
Your faithful support for Beyond Borders’ ‘Free, Educate, and Empower Girls in Haiti’ project on GlobalGiving is building the movement to prevent violence against women and girls and balance power between women and men. Thank you for your generosity and your solidarity!
Continued Progress in the Face of Profound Challenges
This is an extremely difficult moment for the people of Haiti. Despite the heightened insecurity in the wake of the assassination of Haiti's president, and the threat posed by the rapid spread of the covid variant, the work to prevent gender-based violence and balance power between women and men -- work that you make possible -- continues.
I am grateful for your continued support and solidarity in these uncertain and often volatile times in Haiti. Thank you for standing with the Beyond Borders’ Rethinking Power team and the grassroots leaders and community members who are building the movement to prevent violence against women and girls. This work simply could not happen without you!
Fully-Trained to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls and Balance Power
There is encouraging news to share from southeastern Haiti, where eight communities recently completed the three-year SASA! program to prevent violence against women and girls and a year-and-a-half of training in two new anti-violence initiatives: Power To Girls and Safe and Capable.
These communities are now fully trained in proven strategies to prevent gender-based violence, balance power between women and men, and prevent violence against women and girls living with disabilities -- achievements made possible by you and your generosity.
You Can Get an Inside Look at Power To Girls
You can get an inside look at one of the three pillars of the movement to prevent violence against women and girls that you make possible: Power To Girls.
We are happy to share with you a one-hour, in-depth webinar conducted by Beyond Borders' staff members in Haiti and the United States who lead the Power To Girls program.
You can watch the webinar here: www.girlpowerhero.com.
This three-year program is transforming classrooms, providing teachers with a guide they can use to integrate lessons on equality and preventing gender-based violence into the curriculum.
Power To Girls includes sample lesson plans for social science, biology, and language classes, a guide to help schools and communities create and support local girls’ groups, and a set of community organizing tools designed to create deep and lasting change among adults too.
By equipping girls and boys and school and civic leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to influence attitudes and behaviors related to girls’ safety and voice, schools and communities can address the root cause of violence against women and girls: gender-power imbalances.
I hope you can take a moment to watch this webinar. It will give you a look at the kind of life-changing work that you and your generosity are making possible.
132 New Violence-Prevention Activists Graduate, Thanks to You and Your Support
Now, thanks to you, more women and men are trained in proven strategies to prevent gender-based violence, balance power between the sexes, and prevent violence against women and girls living with disabilities.
This summer -- before the latest political crisis -- Beyond Borders' Rethinking Power team organized a graduation for 132 new violence prevention activists in the community of Lavale in southeastern Haiti.
The graduation was the culmination of a four-year-long formation process that included people from all walks of life in Lavale: religious and community leaders, journalists, health care workers, and girls club members, to name a few.
I hope you are inspired by the courage, determination, and commitment of these women and men to preventing violence and balancing power in their community.
This graduation and the tremendous growth of the movement to prevent violence against women and girls -- since 2010 more than 60,000 women and men have been trained -- would not be possible without you.
Thank You Again
Thank you again for all that you are making possible through your generous support for Beyond Borders' ‘Free, Educate, and Empower Girls in Haiti’ project on GlobalGiving. We are deeply grateful for your solidarity in these challenging times.
You are building the movement to prevent violence against women and girls and ensure that every day more and more girls and women in Haiti are living free from violence, discrimination, and inequality. If you have any questions about what you read in this report, please contact Brian Stevens, Beyond Borders’ Donor Engagement Director, at (305) 450-2561 or email@example.com.
A Lavale pastor and his wife hold their diplomas.
Preventing VAWG is the mission of these new grads.
Grads completed a 4-year preventing VAWG course.
Thank you for making this graduation possible!
Watch the Power To Girls webinar now!