The Female Development World Organization focuses on Education, Athletics, Health, and Social Development which provides access and pathways to higher education, organized sports and competitions, college-educated mentorship, environmental care and the exploration of the arts, politics, and STEM projects to facilitate the holistic development of young women across the USA and Caribbean.
The organization was founded in January 2013 and operates as a 501c3 nonprofit organization which has positively impacted victims and survivors of human trafficking and abuse around the world. The organization’s goal is to make a difference in the minds of both adults and youth, which have been affected by this global crisis. FDWO primary focus is on girl’s development but, boys are not exclude
Oliver Mair, Jamaica Consul General to Miami and the Southeastern Diaspora with Lavern Deer, FDWO Founder at the Human Trafficking Awareness Month Charity Gala, 2019
Lavern Deer was born in Kingston Jamaica and migrated to Nassau,
Bahamas at the age of 9. Several years later she moved to South Florida
where she reside in Overtown and the City of North Miami Beach; she
graduated a proud NMB Charger. Dr. Deer is a 2019 Mayoral Candidate
in the City of Miami Gardens where she is residing over the past 30years.
Dr. Deer is an Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate and Founder/CEO of Female
Development World Organization Inc. (FDWO), The Female Development World
Organization founded 2013, is a 501(c)3 organization includes programs designed to
raise awareness for the prevention of Human Trafficking as well as help survivors to
recondition their mind, body, and soul. Through its initiative’s, local municipalities such
as the city of North Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park,
Margate, and Tamarac have supported FDWO by hosting town halls and symposiums
to build awareness for residences and city officials.
In 2018, Dr. Deer successfully completed a month-long training on human trafficking
prevention and now serves as a Human Trafficking Expert Subject Matter.
During the 2018-2019 Legislative Session, FDWO and Dr. Deer worked with Florida
Legislators in proposing a Human Trafficking Education bill; as a result, a policy was
adopted by the Department of Education making Florida the first state to teach Human
Trafficking education in schools. Dr. Deer is Founder of Caribbean Anti-Trafficking
Committee (CAC), Commissioned by Jamaica Consul General to Miami.
In 2013, Dr. Deer designed the successful Reggae Girlz Awareness Campaign which
provided South Florida’s youth soccer players an opportunity to perform on the
international stage, encouraged youth development and facilitated the Jamaica National
Women Soccer Team to become the first Caribbean nation to qualify for the FIFA
Women’s World Cup.
With a passion for learning, Dr. Deer obtained a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare
Administration and a master’s degree in Business Administration: making her the first in
her family to attend and graduated from a university. Lavern’s academic and community
advocacy earned her an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy Award, May 2021.
FDWO worked with Florida Legislatures to propose language for the Human Trafficking Education in Schools Bill, as a result a policy was adopted by the Department of Education making Florida the first state to teach Human Trafficking education in schools.
The bill encourages an Act of Congress relating to comprehensive health education in Miami-Dade public middle and high schools. The course will include information such as teen dating, violence and abuse related to unhealthy relationships, mental and emotional health, internet safety, the benefits of sexual abstinence, prevention and control of diseases, substance abuse, etc.
FDWO has partnered with the Jamaica Council General to Miami to increase awareness for the prevention of Human Trafficking within the South Eastern Region of the Jamaica Diaspora. .
Female Development World Organization’s accomplishes it’s mission by aggressively engaging their leaders, organizations, and government representatives to foster increased and consistent awareness of the systemic problems impeding such development and most specifically, in socio-economically
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, The Female Development World Organization divides its programming into 4 categories Education, Athletics, Health, and Social Development, providing access and pathways to higher education, organized sports and competitions, college-educated mentorship, environmental care and the exploration of the arts, politics, and STEM
projects to facilitate the holistic development of young women across the USA and Caribbean.
As pioneer for youth development, FDWO (Formally Jamaica International Female Football Development Inc., JIFFD), created programs to manage, support and promote the Jamaican Reggae Girls soccer team through its
successful Reggae Girlz Awareness Campaign which raised raise support locally and international for women’s soccer. As a result, the Jamaica National Women Team made history as, the first Caribbean Nation to Qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. .
FDWO has Strategically implement and create “Pathway to Change” which is designed to help survivors to recondition their mind, body and soul through these various programs: Community Outreach, Health Services, Innovative Education Programs, Athletic Programs, International Foundation Relationship Program (IFRP), Helping to Make a Difference Partnership Program (HMDPP), International Holistic Development Program and a Mentorship Program.
The organization collaborates with local municipalities such as the city of Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Margate, Miami Gardens, Tamarac, Liberty City and North Miami Beach through hosting town halls and symposiums for purposes in building anti-human trafficking awareness for both residences and city officials.
FDWO contributes to global climate change, starting in our own neighborhoods. Our FDWO Jamaica arm is working hard to ensure each community is free of blight which promotes public
safety and economic growth.
"Recycling is both significant to people as well as to the environment. It helps reduce the need for mining, quarrying and logging. These are all activities that harshly pollute the air and water of our planet. Recycling also saves energy and reduces greenhouse gases.
All of these things cumulate to help combat climate change, which helps preserve the planet for future generations." WorldAtlas .
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