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Reproductive Justice

Reproductive Justice is a Movement Reproductive Justice Image

Reproductive justice is people working together for social change with an intersectional agenda. We will bring about reproductive justice when everyone has the economic, social, and political power to make decisions about their sexuality, health, and families. 

At the Latina Institute, our reproductive justice approach seeks to dismantle systems of oppression that target Latina/x identities. The best solutions come from those most affected by the problem. We center the voices of all Latinas/xs, including black and indigenous Latinas/xs, to create lasting change. 

Background of Reproductive Justice 

In 1994, a group of visionary black women developed the reproductive justice framework (RJ), founding a transformational movement for social change. Latinas/xs across the country came together with our black, indigenous, Asian-American and Pacific Islander sisters to embrace this culturally-rooted movement, a new approach in the fight for human rights. 

Why Reproductive Justice Matters for Latinas/xs 

Latinas/xs—like all people—do not live single-issue lives. We face structural barriers that serve to undermine our rights and uphold injustices. These barriers are rooted in racist, misogynist, and homophobic ideology reinforced by government policies, cultural institutions, and even in our own homes and communities. As a result, Latinas/xs have less access to reproductive healthcare, experience poorer health outcomes, and face significant obstacles to achieving our full economic, social, and political power. 

How the Latina Institute Fights for Reproductive Justice 

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice grounds its reproductive justice framework at the intersection of reproductive health and rights, im/migrant rights, Latino civil rights and liberties, and economic justice. We center Latina/x voices so we can transform the systems that hinder our ability to reclaim our bodies and lives. We build our activist base, shape policies, and shift culture to fuel a larger reproductive justice movement for health, dignity, and justice.