Almost 40 years since Roe v. Wade, American women and their families continue to face a wide range of reproductive challenges. These challenges are intensified in communities of color, where economic inequalities, health disparities, and racial prejudice all play a role in compounding the pressures facing women seeking to maintain their health and the health of their families. Using a multi-issue “Reproductive Justice” approach, many organizations are working with “nontraditional” allies to win reproductive rights battles that previously were unwinnable.
In 2013 The Overbrook Foundation awarded grants to the following organizations in recognition of their important work to expand Reproductive Justice.
U.S. Program and Latin America and the Caribbean Program – $70,000 (first payment of a two-year grant)
The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. For 20 years, the Center has been fighting to build a robust body of law that will hold governments accountable for safeguarding every woman’s freedom to make her own choices about her reproductive health and future, free from intrusion, coercion, or discrimination. The Center’s U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean Programs are designed to advance reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare for all women, particularly young women, low-income women and women who belong to marginalized communities that are most at risk from reproductive rights violations and restrictions.