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Hmong Women's Association (HAWA)

About this Organization

HAWA’s mission is to advocate for social justice within the Hmong and Southeast Asian community through collective and inclusive action.

At HAWA, our work and the way in which we do our work are guided by the following values:

  • Centering our work around those who identify as Hmong women who are MOST impacted and vulnerable to cultural and systemic oppression
  • Sisterhood-building as a way to foster support and love for ALL Hmong and non-Hmong sisters and brother allies
  • Collective action to engage and mobilize community to act for positive change
  • Social justice advocacy to guide our work
  • Healing as an ongoing embedded practice to repair and restore our sense of who we are

Programs & Services Include:

  • Youth empowering leadership and community organizing programs
  • Sexual assault support and advocacy
  • Domestic violence support and advocacy
  • LGBTQ advocacy
  • Civic engagement
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