Women who immigrate to the United States are the backbone of our communities and of their families. However, lawmakers are attempting to unravel citizenship laws by stigmatizing women and families. NCIWR is the only national coalition established to specifically focus on gender issues in this public debate. Like all women in our society, immigrant women deserve equality, dignity, and human rights. We are working to elevate women’s voices and push back against dehumanizing rhetoric and attacks on immigrant women and their families. Read more »
The November 2010 election was a mixed result for Latinas and reproductive health, but one message came through: Latino/as are a powerful and active voting bloc. Unfortunately, the new leadership in the House of Representatives have indicated their intent to drastically limit access and affordability of abortions, and have also taken aim at the health care reform law. But with progressive strongholds elected in California and other allies nationwide, opportunities do exist to continue reform focused on those most in need. Read more »
In honor of the anniversary of the monumental Roe decision, we're reflecting on our current political moment and what the prospects for reproductive rights and justice are in the new Congress and the new year.
We would like to invite you to an informal lunchtime discussion about Latinas and Reproductive Justice in the 112th Congress, led by Elizabeth Barajas-Román, Director of Policy, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and featuring invited guests: Read more »
Are you attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Policy Conference?
Please join staff and friends of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) at our sponsored networking breakfast reception at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Policy Conference. This breakfast immediately precedes the conference plenary “America's Promise: The Impact of Healthcare Reform”Read more »
Join the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health as we celebrate the First Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice with a Happy Hour!
Come meet other reproductive justice advocates, enjoy delicious 2-for-1 drinks and tapas, and learn about ongoing activities happening around the country during this week of action. All are welcome. Feel free to bring a friend, colleague or family member.
Please rsvp to intern7 [at] latinainstitute [dot] org
Health care reform was recently signed into law, but federal officials are currently deciding what preventive care and screenings for women will be included. Still undecided is whether family planning will be included as a preventive health service.
Join us for a virtual cafecito on July 14th to discuss this issue in more detail and learn what you can do now to ensure that Latinas and other women have access to the full range of birth control options as a basic preventive health care service! Read more »
An event coinciding with the NALEO National Conference, join local elected and appointed officials, along with advocates from local and national Latina reproductive health, rights and justice organizations to share information about Latina health and rights. Breakfast will be served.
What: A virtual cafecito (informal discussion over coffee) to discuss the latest on Health Care Reform hosted by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
Why: Health care reform was recently signed into law however, for Latinas, the result is a mixed-bag. Join us to learn about provisions that help and hurt women and immigrants, and the timeline for implementation of benefits. You will also hear about state based initiatives being proposed and how this can affect health care reform in your state.
Where: It's virtual (on the phone)! So bring your cafecito (coffee), and we will provide the call-in information, upon registration. Please click here to register.
*Note: This same cafecito will be facilitated in Spanish at 1pm - a separate registration is required. Please click here to register for the Spanish cafecito. Read more »