Women’s Leadership/Economic Freedom Program aims to strengthen, encourage and build upon women’s natural leadership and entrepreneurial ability in order to help Indigenous women fight the pervasive poverty in our communities. Poverty impacts our capacity to make healthy choices in matters of nutrition and other aspects of daily life.
Engaging Young Men and Boys Project raises awareness of the importance of involving men and boys to prevent violence against women and girls. The Engaging Men & Boys Project implements a culturally adapted and enhanced version of the A Call to Men’s Live Respect curriculum that is braided with the A’Gin Healthy Sexuality and Body Sovereignty curriculum.
Sayain (Circle of Grandmothers) is the nurturing breath that infuses and inspires the work of Tewa Women United. The Grandmothers is a circle of inter-tribal, multicultural women who are either grandmothers themselves or supportive elders.
Tewa Women United (TWU) was started in 1989 by several Tewa women as a support group for various issues including alcoholism, suicide, and domestic and sexual abuse and assault. Our mission is to provide safe spaces for Indigenous women to uncover the power, strength and skills they possess to become positive forces for social change in their families and communities. All our activities seek to ensure effectiveness and cultural integrity, and promote lasting change by working methodically to overcome barriers and engage community partners within the TWU frameworks of The Two World Harmony Butterfly Model (balance between indigenous cultural ways of knowingness and western knowledge), and The Tewa Braiding Way of Community Engagement “Opide”, a Social Justice Practice to Action framework the builds upon an intersectional analysis.912 Fairview Lane