Beyond Borders


The practices of child servitude and of violence against women and girls are deeply rooted and prevalent in Haitian society. Beyond Borders utilizes a community transformation methodology from Uganda to reduce both restavek (child slavery) and violence. Through a process of community dialogue called Repanse Pouvwa (Rethinking Power), they promote children’s rights and female empowerment, and reduce gender-based violence. The structured dialogues raise consciousness and economically empower communities, moving them away from reliance on the restavek system. Beyond Borders spreads this methodology through radio programs, community dialogues, and school curricula.