The change framework for HWAT is that there must first be awareness and acknowledgement that gender is a powerful force in shaping the lives of the entire community. By focusing on understanding ourselves, our families, our culture, and our community, we can begin the systemic change necessary to improve the lives of Hmong women and girls. Creating knowledge through research and providing leadership and advocacy can also help us create this social change. By starting with a shared vision, coalitions for change can occur to inspire, leverage, and ensure equity for women and girls. The change framework is linked to the belief that we have the power as a community to create and strengthen our own community.