Guam BWA

Providing access and opportunities for women and persons of all genders

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GEDA Summer Program

EMPOWER your children with CSE this summer!!

Up to 75 elementary and middle school students will have the opportunity to become empowered this summer, thanks to one-week EMPOWER: Comprehensive Self-Awareness Education workshops being offered free of charge through the Bureau of Women’s Affairs and the Governor’s Childcare programs: Prugråman I Pinilan I Famagu'on Guåhan Community Care Grant Program.

“Students ages 7-13 who attend these free workshops will learn about personal wellbeing and proper relationship development through fun and age-appropriate activities that engage, teach, and give them the knowledge to be able to protect themselves and make good relationship choices in the future,” according to Jayne Flores, BWA Director.

The workshop curriculums are based on the “Navigating Personal Wellbeing & Sexuality in CHamoru & Chuukese Communities” curriculum written by Drs. Lisa Linda Natividad and Tim de La Cruz of the University of Guam. The curriculum is a culture-based learning resource focused on personal wellness and health in our communities. 

Two of the three workshop cohorts will be based at the Guam Community College in Mangilao, giving students the opportunity to learn more about secondary and post-secondary educational opportunities. The third workshop cohort will be offered at Island Girl Power in Dededo. All workshops will run from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. All workshop materials (including journals, gardening and nutrition workshops and daily lunches) are included free of charge.

EMPOWER: Comprehensive Self-Awareness Education Workshops:
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm
Cohort 1 (10-13 year olds) June 5-9 at GCC
Cohort 2 (7-9 year olds) June 12-16 at GCC
Cohort 3 (8-12 year olds) June 19-23 at Island Girl Power, Dededo

To register your child for an Empower CSE workshop, click here: 

These programs are FREE for eligible participants (students ages 7-13) courtesy of the Governor's Childcare After School and Community Care grant program. A webinar will be held prior to the first session to review course content and answer any questions parents or guardians may have regarding the program.

For questions or additional information, please email or call 671-483-6409.

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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