SISTERSONG: National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

OUR HISTORY

Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective was formed in 1997 by 16 organizations of women of color from four mini-communities (Native American, African American, Latina, and Asian American) who recognized that we have the right and responsibility to represent ourselves and our communities, and the equally compelling need to advance the perspectives and needs of women of color.

WHAT IS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE?

SisterSong has defined Reproductive Justice as the human right to have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and healthy environments. Over the years, we have expanded RJ to include the human right to bodily autonomy from any form of reproductive oppression.

AS THE NATIONAL, WOMEN OF COLOR RJ COLLECTIVE, SISTERSONG’S ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS ARE TO:

  1. Support the expansion of Reproductive Justice into other social justice movements.
  2. Train the next generation of feminists/activists on the evolution of the RJ framework, centering on The International Declaration of Human Rights.
  3. Create spaces for our movement leaders and organizations to engage in continual professional and organizational development toward the sustainability and longevity of RJ work.
  4. Provide a platform for our movement to work together collaboratively on shared policy and advocacy goals for the advancement of RJ.

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