Co-founded by activist and actor, Maria Bello, WE ADVANCE is a movement to advance the health, safety, and well being of women throughout Haiti.

The organization works in some of the poorest slums in all of the western hemisphere – Wharf Jeremy and Cité Soleil – where security issues deter the work of most international NGOs. They start from the bottom because it’s where they are needed the most and, as co-founder and activist, Barbara Guillaume, says: “If we can change the worst of Haiti we can change all of Haiti.”

WE ADVANCE models an inclusive grassroots approach with a movement that collaborates with both other organizations and women from every socio-economic class.

WE ADVANCE is a rights- and community-based participatory program. They empower women’s minds, bodies and spirits and enable them to discover their own needs and priorities, benefiting the entire community.

WE ADVANCE brings in volunteer experts to train local community leaders in the aspects of health, safety and education.

WE ADVANCE’s goal is to, in the near future, leave their programs in the hands of Haitian women, the women who know best what they need and how to make it a reality.


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