We all have a role to play in the Reproductive Justice Movement. We are integrating this framework into our work.
Decisions around birth control, when to get pregnant and how to parent are complicated even in the best of circumstances. Everyone should be free to make decisions about their body and their family, and experience sexuality without violence, coercion and external control. We are working towards reproductive justice by ensuring that all people have the right:
- To have children
- To not have children
- To parent in safe, healthy environments
Survivors of abuse experience these rights being taken away by abusive partners, medical professionals, and/or the state. We are giving people more options if they are experiencing this and removing barriers to accessing those options. The freedom to make decisions around reproductive health and parenting allow people to write their own futures. Our work includes:
- We provide information and support to domestic violence programs and advocates
- We partner with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families and Ounce Washington to provide training to home visitors and doulas.
- In partnership with the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, we created a collection of resources to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting survivors.