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International Women's Day

A great example of a dedicated youth leader.
March 8, 2017 - Haiti

Maria in front of the NPH sign

Maria is a 21-year-old woman. As is the case for all of our children and youth at NPH, a tragic story in her family after her birth was the starting point of her story with the great family of NPH.

In Haiti, women are still fighting to achieve the goal of gender equality, which remains a dream in this country. Haitian legislation devotes at least 30% of decision-making posts to women in the public administration. It was not until 1982 that a woman could fully enjoy basic rights. Before this time, the married woman was considered a minor, and the husband administered the property of his wife.

According to Maria, equality of opportunity and equal treatment between girls and boys within NPH is an example that the country should follow.

Maria takes full advantage of all the opportunities offered by NPH in the same way as men, notably in education, housing, leisure, health and others.

This equality can also be characterized by her belonging to the group of young leaders of NPH Haiti.

According to her, leadership plays a predominant role in her life. This helps her grow and develop her abilities to collaborate while building a good relationship with her peers.

Maria has a very promising future and would like to contribute and help her fellows pequeños/as, especially in the profession of psychology. She advises other girls in the home to take full advantage of everything the NPH family offers them. This includes continuing the values that have been instilled in them, fighting for their dreams and making their NPH family and their country proud.

Billy Jean   
Communication Member

You may be only one person in the world, but you may be all the world to one child.
—Fr. William Wasson




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