Mona-Lee Belizaire

Mona-Lee is passionate about the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls. She holds a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health, as well as a Master of Social Work degree. She has first hand experience understanding the shame and stigma that adolescent mothers face. She's the Founder of an organization called Pearls of Potential, which envisions a world where adolescent mothers will be treated fairly and encouraged to reach their full potential.

  1. Education
    Turning the Tide in the Caribbean to Educate Adolescent Mothers

    I am proud of the work that has been done in the Caribbean in supporting adolescent mothers.

  2. Education
    The Plight of Adolescent Mothers in Tanzania

    In June 2017, President John Magufuli of Tanzania called for the ban of adolescent mothers returning to school after giving…

  3. Development
    SDG 10: Let’s Not Leave Adolescent Mothers out the SDG Talks

    On September 25th the United Nations adopted the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that reflect global ambitions to reduce inequality…

  4. Health
    Teenage Mothers in Developing Countries Need Support

    As I was reading the blog entry “Teenage Pregnancy: What to do about it”, I was brought back to a…