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Jajuan Archer is a woman who knows her own worth and was willing to fight for it. A small business owner and a mom who is devoted to her family, she had the fight of her life in the summer of 2011 when a relationship went bad. Accosted at gunpoint by her ex boy-friend for the second time she had to make a life-saving decision.
Today Jajuan serves as a domestic violence speaker who wants to speak up to protect others. One in every three women is affected by domestic violence. She wants the victims to learn to become victors and protect themselves and their families. She believes God protected her for a reason, and to that end Mrs. Archer started the non-profit W.O.W.- Women’s Own Worth. She wants to “Pay Forward” what God has given her--the strength to survive an awful ordeal and grow from it.
More than just a support group, W.O.W will offer individualized services for the victims of domestic violence. From emotional support, to financial support, therapy, and family programs, W.O.W is committed to making a difference in the lives of women whose lives who have been changed by the effects of domestic violence or violent crime.
Instead of going into hiding from her ordeal, Jajuan started active therapy and, as a domestic violence speaker, has been quite vocal in telling her story, as graphic as it may be, in the effort to possibly prevent such a tragic out come in another’s life. She has spoken at several venues including the Arkansas State Capital for the Coalition Against Domestic Violence and at the California Endowment Center in Los Angeles to raise awareness of the effects of domestic violence. Archer was instrumental in the creation and passage of Act 488, a new law that requires Arkansas cosmetology students receive an hour of domestic violence and sexual assault awareness training.
Mrs. Archer has been blessed with the outpouring support of so many people in her life to help her overcome the effects of domestic violence. This doesn’t happen with all victims so W.O.W. steps in to make the difference. Women’s Own Worth is growing daily because of its ever widening circle of supporters. Their mission is to empower Women to know their Own Worth.