MISSION & HISTORY.
The YWCA Haiti foundation was born from the desire of a group of young professional women to invest their time in sustainable social activities. It is a foundation registered in Haiti since 2008, led by a Board of Directors composed of seven professional women.
It is a member of the World YWCA, a global network of more than 25 million women and girls working for justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom and protection of the environment in over 120 countries worldwide. Inspired by the Christian faith and the vision that empowered women can contribute to reducing poverty, YWCA-Haiti’s mission is to empower young Haitian women so that they are able to fully participate in the reconstruction of their communities.
The Foundation is engaged in three areas: girls’ education, young women’s leadership and women’s health, including sexual and reproductive health. Its current objectives are to promote the education and leadership of young Haitian women, including in the fight against HIV/AIDS. YWCA Haiti has been working in Pétion-Ville since its inception, 12 years ago, to empower vulnerable young women and girls.
This list represents the institutions and partners who have collaborated with or financially supported programs and projects of the YWCA Haiti over the past 10 years: