The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with partner Heartland Alliance International has been strengthening the leadership of grassroots women in Haiti to engage in and advocate for redevelopment with the vision of a country where women participate in home, public and economic life free from the threat of harassment and violence.

Over the past two years, Heartland Alliance, through its Women Empowered to Lead and Advocate for Development (WE-LEAD) project’s women’s center, has provided skill and knowledge building activities to over 1300 women and nearly 30 women’s organizations.  Through their advocacy and close collaboration with the Ministry of Women in Haiti they have put gender equality on the development agenda and into Haiti’s development policies.

Watch this video with WE-LEAD center users to see the impact of this project on the lives of Haitian women.