Mission & Guiding Values

Our mission is to advocate for social justice within our Hmong community through collective action.

We envision a world where every person who identifies as a Hmong woman and girl will thrive in a safe community that loves and supports her to be her best self.

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

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Advocating for social justice within the Hmong Community through collective actions