Black Reproductive Justice Policy Agenda
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda releases Black Reproductive Justice Policy Agenda (PDF)
“Reproductive Justice (RJ) is a collective framework grounded in human rights and Black Feminist theory that centers the intersectional impact of race and gender in one’s ability to live free from individual-, community-, and state-sanctioned oppression so that we can create and nurture the family of their choosing and achieve optimum mental, physical, community and economic health.”
More than 30 Black women’s organizations and advocates present proactive Reproductive Justice policy solutions
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, Interfaith Voices for Reproductive Justice, and SisterLove, Inc. announced the release of the Black Reproductive Justice Policy Agenda, an innovative, proactive policy agenda created in collaboration with more than 30 Black women’s organizations and Reproductive Justice activists. The agenda offers proactive policy solutions to address issues at the intersections of race, gender, class, sexual orientation and gender identity within the situational impacts of economics, politics and culture that make up the lived experiences of Black women, femmes, girls and gender-expansive individuals in the United States.
“Too often, policies are formulated and written into law without a full understanding of how those policies may impact the everyday life of real people,” said In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda President and CEO Marcela Howell. “This Black policy agenda presents proactive solutions grounded in a human rights framework and Black feminist theory, which we believe provides a clearer view of the needs of Black communities.”
To view the full agenda, click here.
To watch an introduction to the Policy Agenda, given by Marcela Howell, CEO of In Our Own Voice, Dázon Dixon Diallo, Founder of SisterLove, and Charity Woods Barnes, CEO of Interfaith Voices for Reproductive Justice, visit our YouTube channel.