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The Latina Institute New York

Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice New York

The Latina Institute New York is part of National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, serving to amplify the Latina/x voice, organizing, and advocacy presence in New York.

We work with activists and leaders throughout New York City to inform, organize, and mobilize our communities on reproductive justice issues that impact our families and our lives.

Even in a progressive state like New York, our work in this movement is vital. Many Latinas/xs in New York face the same hurdles to get healthcare that we see across the country. At the Latina Institute New York, we help our activists look beyond barriers and fight for the future they want for their communities.

Our vision is to co-create a society where Latinas/xs are thriving and free to activate our power to make decisions about our health, sexuality, and families.

Disproportionate Effects of COVID-19

We know that our communities, which already face greater barriers to healthcare access, are disproportionally affected by COVID-19. Many Latinas/xs are on the frontlines of this pandemic as essential workers, and yet they are more likely to work jobs that don’t provide health insurance, paid sick leave, or a fair wage.

It is increasingly clear that all families need access to essential healthcare, not more economic barriers, or obstacles due to their im/migration status. Our elected officials must develop policy solutions that ensure that all of us —including im/migrants —have access to healthcare as we move forward to build a more equitable safety net for all New Yorkers.

In absence of legislative solutions, many New Yorkers, including our activists and leaders, are engaged in local mutual-aid networks to ensure our communities get information and access to resources during this pandemic.

Add Your Voice

Join us in raising our voices for health, dignity, and justice as we organize to continue building our base of Latina/x leaders in New York, shift the narratives that have harmed our communities, and work to advance:

  • Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare  
  • Im/migrant Access to Reproductive Healthcare

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Background of the Latina Institute New York

Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice New York was established after a Latinas Organizing for Leadership and Advocacy training held in New York City in 2005. Through deep community organizing, leadership development, and civic engagement strategies, the Latina Institute New York is building a large base of Latinas/xs who use a reproductive justice lens to organize their communities for change.

Since 2005, we have worked to increase Latina/x visibility in the reproductive justice movement, cultivated well-informed leaders to strengthen our state and national reproductive justice work, and built networks of activists in New York City to inform our policy agenda.

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Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice New York

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Phone: (202) 621-1409


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