The theme for International Women’s Day will be will be reproductive rights and access to reproductive care and safe abortion worldwide.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
who will speak on
“Reproductive Justice, Religion and Human Rights”
When: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Where: King 106, Oberlin College
Free and open to the public.
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Loretta Ross is co-founder of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, a network founded in 1997 comprised of 80 local, regional and national organizations that focus on reproductive justice for women of color.
Organizations working to
protect women and women’s rights
Well into its fourth decade, Roe’s protections remain a bulwark of freedom for American women, though our rights have been eroded and are in grave peril. The full vision of reproductive freedom remains elusive for too many women. NARAL Pro-Choice America recommits to protecting Roe, repealing restrictions on it, and working to secure the full spectrum of reproductive rights for all women. (January 1, 2012)
Useful tabs include:
GET INVOLOVED: suggests ways in which pro-choice advocates can “take action” in support of their beliefs.
ABOUT US: lists job and internship opportunities with the organization.
GOVERNMENT AND YOU: find the most recent updates on both federal and state policies regarding choice. A map of the US allows you to click on each state to see what grade NARAL assigns to its Pro-Choice policies, the percentage of counties that offer access to safe and legal abortion services, and the voting records of individual politicians.
NAF is the professional association of abortion providers in North America. Our work supports the dedicated health care professionals who make reproductive choice a reality, as well as the women they serve.
Useful tabs include:
RESOURCES AND LINKS
This comprehensive list of external organizations and informational sources on domestic and global issues relating to reproductive health and justice includes topics such as:
- Organizations Serving People of Color
- International (Women’s and Reproductive Health Programs)
- Clinic Violence
- Faith-Based Organizations
- Taking Action on the Issues
The SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is a network of local, regional and national grassroots agencies representing five primary ethnic populations/indigenous nations in the United States:
- African American
- Arab American / Middle Eastern
- Asian / Pacific Islander
- Native American / Indigenous
The Collective was formed in 1997 and initially funded by the Ford Foundation to educate women of color and policy makers on reproductive and sexual health and rights, and to work towards the access of health services, information and resources that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
We achieve these goals through public policy work, advocacy, service delivery and health education within our communities on the local, national and international levels.
The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) is the national community of religious and spiritual people, denominations, and organizations from all faith traditions dedicated to achieving reproductive justice. For people of faith, reproductive justice is a moral imperative, grounded in centuries of sacred texts. Affiliate organizations include Clergy for Choice and Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom.
Suggested books on the
varied histories of abortion
and reproductive rights in the US
- UNDIVIDED RIGHTS: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice
Jael Silliman, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross, and Elena Gutiérrez
- Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty
- Choice and Coercion: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare
- When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
Leslie J. Reagan
- The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America
- Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement
- Safe, Legal, and Unavailable? Abortion Politics In the United States
- Articles of Faith: A Frontline History of the Abortion Wars
Clickable essays on reproductive
rights, historic and current
- “Taking the Trade: Abortion and Gender Relations in an Eighteenth-Century New England Village” by Cornelia Hughes Dayton
- “The Problematic Framing of Abortion as an Issue of Privacy” by Marianne Mollmann
- “From Rights to Justice: Women of Color Changing the Face of US Reproductive Rights Organizing” by Zakiya Luna