Meet Myriam Narcisse

Myriam Narcisse has worked in the development sector in Haiti for over 20 years with a focus on adolescent girls, youth, and women. Since 2015, she’s led the Haiti Adolescent Girls Network (HAGN), which was created in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. HAGN promotes the empowerment, health, and well-being of young people in Haiti through initiatives such as the Community Safe Spaces, where girls aged between 10 and 24 years old who are left behind — teenage dropouts, teenage mothers, adolescents with a disability — receive information on sexual and reproductive health, financial literacy, and gender-based violence prevention and leadership.

Through this organization, Myriam contributes to strengthening the participation of young women and girls in advocacy efforts at the national and international levels. She is also volunteering with feminist entities such as Fòs Feminista and the HeforShe Initiative to promote positive masculinity.

As part of the peer learning project with Marie Roselore from the Women’s Movement for the Development of Grand-Anse (MOFEDGA), Myriam will train the MOFEDGA team on data collection, community resources mapping, and data analysis to better adapt their programmes for youth. In addition, HAGN will train MOFDEGA members on the provision of psychological and legal support to young girls and adolescents.