Guam BWA

Providing access and opportunities for women and persons of all genders

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The website you are about to navigate is evolving based on our vision to bring services closer to you. You can find news about the Bureau of Women’s Affairs, financial data, Information on programs and a list of who works in your government. We provide it here for your convenience. The Bureau of Women’s Affairs does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the delivery of services to program participants and beneficiaries, employees, applicants and others.

About Us

The Bureau of Women’s Affairs was established by 5GCA Chapter 1 Article 8 on May 17, 1991. It is the only agency mandated to represent the female population in public policy process and increase their efficiency and advance their opportunities. The BWA was dormant for nearly a decade, however it was revived by Maga’Haga Lourdes Leon Guerrero in January 2019. Jayne Flores is the current BWA director. Flores also serves as administrator of the Governor’s Community Outreach – Federal Programs Office, which handles the federal Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) STOP and SASP grants to provide services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Check out the BWA’s Project Sottera and our other efforts under Projects.

Outreach and Partners

Guam Department of Labor

A government agency that fosters, promotes, and develops the welfare of the wage earners of Guam, to improve their working and living conditions, and to advance their opportunities for occupational training and profitable employment.

Victim Advocates Reaching Out (VARO)

A non-profit volunteer corporation that provides services to victims and families of domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse, violent crime, and traumatic events. VARO also provides outreaches and educates the dynamics of violence to the larger community.


A local nonprofit that empowers and educates children and families to improve their lives for the better, forever. The organization works towards this mission by providing youth mentoring, youth and family activities conducted in the community, financial literacy and workforce development programs, sports activities, art programs and culturally and linguistically appropriate programs through the Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop.

Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (GCASAFV)

Is a nonprofit organization whose members are other community-based providers, government allies, and individuals who address sexual assault and family violence issues on Guam.

Island Girl Power

A prevention program whose mission is to decrease the occurrence of teen pregnancy, suicide, substance abuse and sexual abuse as well as empowering young ladies to make healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging positive self esteem with mentors and role models while inspiring cultural and community pride.


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