When we come across something interesting or something that highlights valuable and innovative work, we want to share it with our friends who also support reproductive rights and justice.
In this space, we feature an evolving collection of organizations, websites, and publications we think are worth checking out.
Reproductive Justice was first described as a movement in 1994. According to the organization Sister Song:
Indigenous women, women of color, and trans* people have always fought for Reproductive Justice, but the term was invented in 1994. Right before attending the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, where the entire world agreed that the individual right to plan your own family must be central to global development, a group of black women gathered in Chicago in June of 1994. They recognized that the women’s rights movement, led by and representing middle class and wealthy white women, could not defend the needs of women of color and other marginalized women and trans* people. We needed to lead our own national movement to uplift the needs of the most marginalized women, families, and communities.
You can read the latest statement on Reproductive Justice here: Visioning New Futures for Reproductive Justice Declaration 2023