“Women have come to see that their worth isn’t conditional, and men have learned that women have the same rights as men.” – Roseline Pantaleon

Beyond Borders’ community-based initiative, Rethinking Power, works to prevent violence against women and girls in Haiti by addressing the root causes of  violence – the imbalance in power between women and men.

And it’s working! A study in the British medical journal The Lancet found that the approach we use to prevent violence against women and girls reduces intimate partner violence by more than 50% community-wide.

Each day in towns and villages throughout Haiti, thousands of trained female and male activists are working with community and religious leaders and ordinary people from all walks of life – market women, motorcycle-taxi drivers, students, pastors, and many more – to spark community change.

Rethinking Power equips people with the skills they need to examine the power relationships in their day-to-day lives and to commit to balancing power between women and men, for the benefit of their children, their families, themselves, and everyone in the community.

Here are three testimonies of change from participants in Rethinking Power. (Click here or on the image below to download a PDF you can save or print.)

The generous support of donors like YOU makes the life-changing work of Rethinking Power possible. Thank you!

Recent Articles

Is Hope a Choice?

One morning last fall in a rural village in Haiti, a woman who we'll call Esperanta bathed and dressed her five kids, locked them into her tiny house, and then walked away with the intention of ending her life.  Life had not treated Esperanta...

Impact Report: Spring 2023

Thank you again for your generous support for Beyond Borders. I am so grateful. You are supporting a growing movement of women and men in Haiti who are working tirelessly to overcome poverty, prevent violence and abuse, and develop leaders. You can read the latest on...

Research Results: Intimate Partner Violence Cut in Half

There is exciting news to share! A just-completed multi-year research collaboration with the Global Women's Institute at the George Washington University found that the work of Beyond Borders' Rethinking Power Team in Haiti cut the rate of intimate partner violence by...