"California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) is a statewide policy and advocacy organization whose mission is to advance California Latinas’ reproductive health and rights within a social justice and human rights framework. CLRJ works to ensure that policy developments reflect Latinas’ priority needs, as well as those of their families and their communities. We invite you to join CLRJ as we continue to raise Latinas´ voices, build strategic alliances, and promote systemic change for the health and well-being of our communities!"
Below are some organizations related to reproductive justice. This is a working guide, so feel free to email the section editor, Abigail, at email@example.com if you know of any organizations to be added or if you think of any way to improve this section.
"As a national pro-choice organization, Choice USA gives emerging leaders the tools they need to organize, network, and exchange ideas to build a youth centered pro-choice agenda and mobilize communities for reproductive health freedom."
"CLPP is a national reproductive rights and justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters. Combining activism, organizing, leadership training, and reproductive rights movement building, CLPP promotes an inclusive agenda that advances reproductive rights and health, and social and economic justice."
They also host a yearly conference, so check that out!
"Forward Together is a multi-racial organization that works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and policy to catalyze social change. Our mission is to ensure that women, youth and families have the power and resources they need to reach their full potential. By developing strong leaders, building networks across communities, and implementing innovative campaigns, we are making our mission a reality."
Historically an Asian organization for reproductive justice, this group has expanded to be multi-racial and tackle immigration and other issues that ethnic minorities sometimes face. They also work with youth a fair amount. Included on their Resources page are things like "Keeping our Families Strong: A Health and Safety Handbook for Nail Salon Workers" and "Lets Get It On: Oakland Youth's New Vision for Sex Ed."
"Law Students for Reproductive Justice trains and mobilizes law students and new lawyers across the country to foster legal expertise and support for the realization of reproductive justice.
GOALS: -Advance understanding of reproductive justice through active communities on law school campuses to foster diverse membership and encourage multi-issue activism. -Integrate reproductive rights law and justice (RRLJ) into legal education to further scholarly discourse and to increase learning opportunities. -Enhance law students’ and new lawyers’ roles in the reproductive health, rights and justice (RHRJ) movements through experiences and opportunities that develop their leadership, advocacy, and legal skills. - Build a foundation of lasting support for reproductive justice within the legal community.
"National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) works to secure the human and civil rights, health and welfare of all women, focusing particularly on pregnant and parenting women, and those who are most vulnerable - low income women, women of color, and drug-using women."
They also have programs in Legal Advocacy, Organizing, and Public Education, and their publications are great, from "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Methadone and Pregnancy" to "Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women in the United States, 1973–2005: Implications for Women’s Legal Status and Public Health."
"NAPAWF is the only national, multi-issue Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women's organization in the country. NAPAWF's mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for API women and girls."
From human trafficking to healthy nail salon practices, these folks really cover it all (including reproductive justice). There's also a cool "Stories" section of the website in the "Action Center" which tells personal stories of APIA women.
"The mission of NLIRH is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families and their communities through public education, community mobilization and policy advocacy. Latinas face a unique and complex array of reproductive health and rights issues that are exacerbated by poverty, gender, racial and ethnic discrimination and xenophobia. These circumstances make it especially difficult for Latinas to access reproductive health care services, including the full range of available reproductive health technologies and abortion services. We believe that in order to substantially improve the reproductive health of Latinas and protect their rights to exercise reproductive freedom, NLIRH must locate reproductive health and rights issues within a broader social justice framework that seeks to bring an end to poverty and discrimination and affirms human dignity and the right to self-determination."
"PEP is a national reproductive justice organization that works to engage and inform organizations, young women, transgender and gender non-conforming young people, ages 16-25, especially those whose voices are not heard in spaces where sexual and reproductive health rights are addressed."
Although the website appears not to have been updated since 2010, it has a great many resources, including a searchable internship database and a "Get the Facts" section that includes a Reproductive Justice Glossary (in "Essay Help") as well as a summary of every relevant supreme court case!
"The mission of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is to amplify and strengthen the collective voices of Indigenous women and women of color to ensure reproductive justice through securing human rights. SisterSong is comprised of 80 local, regional and national grassroots organizations in the United States representing five primary ethnic populations/indigenous nations in the United States: Native American/Indigenous, Black/African American, Latina/Puerto Rican, Arab American/Middle Eastern, and Asian/Pacific Islander, as well as white allies and men. SisterSong educates women of color on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, and works towards the access of health services, information and resources that are culturally and linguistically appropriate through the integration of the disciplines of community organizing, Self-Help and human rights education."
"SPARK is a statewide community based and centered reproductive justice organization based in Atlanta, GA.
Our Mission: To collaborate with individuals, communities, and organizations to grow and sustain a powerful reproductive justice movement in Georgia and the South by developing and sharing a radical analysis in order to shift culture and practice, mobilize in response to immediate threats, and organize for long-term systemic change."
"Third Wave Foundation is a feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support the vision and voices of young women, transgender and gender nonconforming youth ages 15 to 30. Our purpose is to support and strengthen these young activists and their allies who work for gender, racial, social, and economic justice. We accomplish this through a three-pronged strategy: Strategic grantmaking – supporting youth-led and focused organizations to build infrastructure, increase capacity, and launch multi-issue programs. Leadership development – nurturing a new generation of movement architects by convening and training activists who have traditionally been disenfranchised. Philanthropic advocacy – raising the awareness of other grantmakers and individual donors about issues and models that are often sidelined within social justice movements and the philanthropic community."