Telling Our Narrative

Our Collective

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Our Collective .

Created in 2017, the Haitian Women’s Collective brings together Haitian women led organizations based in Haiti. Our collaboration consists of direct service providing organizations who are accountable to specific constituents based in various departments throughout the country.  

As a collective, we seek to write our own narrative and build on our expertise related to women’s empowerment, health, education,  leadership and community development, economic development, business development, and civic engagement. 

together we serve

The Goals of the Haitian Women's Collective

Investing in and strengthening women-led organizations

  • Share the narrative of our impactful humanitarian and community development work in Haiti.

  • Build capacity of our member organizations, partners and allies.

  • Participe in policy initiatives that strengthen the sovereignty of Haiti and empower its people.

  • Collaborate on related projects including sharing in-kind resources, which includes our experiences, expertise and relationships in Haiti and the US.

  • Strategically engage and empower women led communities in Haiti.

Our Collective

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Community2Community

Our services are holistic and address issues of health & sanitation , water access as well as education and economic Development. We responded to the assessed need of healthcare access by developing the Continuous Care Initiative in partnership with 2 Mountainside Peasant Associations. In 2021, we equipped them with proper technology and wifi capabilities to strengthen their internal operations to execute the work in their community. With the support of our board members and donors, we successfully navigated shipping logistics to provide the hospital in Petit Goave with 22 barrels of medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organisation for Dondon Integral Development

In addition to our community and economic development initiatives, we have spent the past few years working to enhance our youth programming.  In the past 2 years this has included a focus on sports, girls empowerment and creating a youth program. In the summer of 2021, we had a summer camp for the youth of Dondon and it provided a variety of fun and educational activities. And while assessing the needs of the community, we decided to addressed unplanned adolescent pregnancy and recently opened a clinic which allows young people access to correct information and health care should be needed.

HEAL HAITI

Our services are holistic and address issues of health & sanitation , water access as well as education and economic Development. We responded to the assessed need of healthcare access by developing the Continuous Care Initiative in partnership with 2 Mountainside Peasant Associations. In 2021, we equipped them with proper technology and wifi capabilities to strengthen their internal operations to execute the work in their community. With the support of our board members and donors, we successfully navigated shipping logistics to provide the hospital in Petit Goave with 22 barrels of medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foundation for Advancement of Haitian Midwives

We build capacity for the profession of midwifery in Haiti. We have held several professional conferences and training sessions around addressing the complexity of gender based violence (GBV). We promote an international standard of midwifery education, leadership and the profession overall with a focus on community education & outreach, sexual & reproductive, general health needs and the importance of access.

Fleur De Vie

Our primary educational programs focus on the promotion of Back to School and literacy through Reading is Fundamental program. We support our partner schools with providing teacher training on key topics that help empower them in the classroom . Our Covid19 multi-community outreach responses was through publicity, social media and mask distribution. Having launched a recent fundraising campaign, our goal is to build a new school for the community of Anse a Veau which was directly impacted by the August 2021 earthquake.

HDRG

We focus primarily on economic development, women’s entrepreneurship, leadership and education. In 2019, we contributed to the establishment of an agriculture technical school in Guerin – and a girls after school program at École St Michel. After the August 2021 earthquake we provided financial support to the Julia and Jade foundation.

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The members of the Haitian Women’s Collective launched their “Combat Kont COVID” programming in late March with the support of the MADRE foundation. These well established and respected, women-led organizations, based across Haiti are providing training, for leaders and education for communities, that is culturally and language appropriate with a focus on children, youth, women, midwives, and the general population. Various approaches include radio programs, flyers, public service announcements, community-based outreach, and education, as well as women making masks.

Individual Member organizations will continue their work as long as possible. Donations can be made directly on their respective websites.

The Members

ADVISORS

Together we serve

Strategically engage and empower women-led communities in Haiti.

Partners

Haitian women led organizations that have received funding, capacity building or implemented a project with HWC

our work

The Collective Work

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2022
2022
is a pivotal year with HWC launching our Policy Fellow program to focus on advocacy, implementing a small grants program for women-led organizations outside of Haiti. Building on fundraising goals, HWC was selected as a partner of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance supporting the continued education of 20 girls in Dondon and PetitGoave through a $50,000 GoFundMe.
2022
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2021
2021
  • Held virtual conversations for World Health Day and to address Policy needs
  • Joined the Haiti Response Coalition
  • Implemented girls youth project at 2 member sites
  • Received continued funding from MADRE foundation
  • Launched Vitamin Angel project in Port au Prince, CapHaitien, DonDon and TiGoave
  • Responded to August earthquake by providing cash assistance to women-led organizations and provided a Women’s sexual reproductive health clinic for over 300 women
  • Launched fundraiser and provided EARTHQUAKE FUNDS/SUPPORT to the following organizations: RADIKAL, Profamil, Fondation Toya, HAGN, Fondation Julia et Jade, Femme et Democratie, SOFA, Lambi Fund, Fleur de Vie, and Community2Community
2021
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2020
2020
  • Build the knowledge, capacity of members with virtual “Lunch and Learn” sessions; developed new partnerships with Haiti based organizations primarily led by Haitian women
  • Joined the Haiti Advocacy Workgroup – HAWG 2020
  • Launched a coordinated, strategic COVID response across Haiti, led by members
  • Focused on girls empowerment information, leadership
2020
2019
2019
  • Jointly sponsored the C2C-FAHM midwifery conference in Petit Goave
  • Participated in meetings with various Haitian government officials
  • Shared in-kind and financial resources
  • Formed an advocacy committee- first meetings held with Congresswoman Clarke and Senator Gillibrand, continued outreach to Congressman Jeffries (2020)
  • Hosted the new Executive Director of Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH)
2019
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2018
2018
  • Developing our mission and visions statement and principles of collaboration, values
2018

These organizations have worked throughout Haiti improving the lives of the haitian people

Our Portfolio

What the Collective has accomplished in the communities they serve.

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