Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees (HWHR) is a grassroots organization serving New York City’s working class Haitian immigrant and refugee community for over 25 years. Through education, community organizing, leadership development and collective action, HWHR members empower themselves as they struggle for social, economic and racial justice. Founded in 1992 by Haitian women in response to the crisis of refugees fleeing political violence in Haiti who were detained on Guantanamo Bay and in the U.S., HWHR has developed a unique model of community-based leadership, that provides thousands of low-wage immigrant and refugee families with the tools they need to shape the political and economic landscape of their lives.
Through our gender- and culturally-competent projects and programs, HWHR builds consciousness and leadership among Haitian community members that is responsive to the needs of our working class Haitian immigrant and refugee members as women, workers, families, immigrants, and refugees. HWHR is committed to creating and supporting organizational structures that are representative of the Haitian working class community.