Sante Tifi Haiti is a capacity building organization empowering community leaders to better support women and girls in rural communities through reproductive health education and gender based violence prevention initiatives.
In order for women and girls in Haiti to reclaim their power, it starts with gaining bodily autonomy .
Gender inequity is deeply rooted in a culture that promotes men as superior. Regardless of their status as the backbone, Haitian women bear the largest burden of inequities and are denied bodily autonomy. According to a national survey, 1 in 4 girls experience some type of sexual abuse before the age of 18, and 1 in 3 women experience gender-based violence. Furthermore, the adolescent fertility rate is high at 55/1000 girls. But the reality for women and girls living in rural communities is worse, as they bear the largest burden of ostracism and inequities. Our objective is to make reproductive health education accessible, culturally respectful, and to tackle gender-based violence by fostering allyship. We provide teenagers with a solid foundation so they can make informed decisons in their reproductive health years.
Sante Tifi is a capacity building organization. We focus on strengthening existing youth platforms.
Our afterschool sexual, reproductive health and gender-based violence project equip our partnering schools with the tools they need to increase reproductive health literacy and break cultural barriers favoring gender based violence. We provide codified SRH and GBV curricula adapted to the rural context of Haiti. Furthermore we train local teachers and volunteers to run the programs and provide technical support to enhance delivery .
We are creating sustainable change in the communities we serve. Our approach is for the community and by the community.