Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice Virginia is part of National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, serving to amplify the Latina/x voice, organizing, and advocacy presence in Virginia. Latina Institute Virginia was established after a Latinas Organizing for Leadership and Advocacy training held in Virginia in 2012.
We work with activists and leaders throughout Virginia to inform, organize, and mobilize our communities on reproductive justice issues that impact our families and our lives.
We fight to continue to change Virginia at the structural level, while helping our activists transform at the personal level. At the Latina Institute Virginia, our goal is simple – to amplify the voices of Latinas/xs so that they can continue to lead in creating a Virginia with true reproductive justice for all.
Since 2012, 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 Virginia to inform our policy agenda.
Key Issues for Virginia
Virginia is for Reproductive Justice
Latina Institute Virginia advocates for access to a full range of reproductive health services through the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) which would ensure that no one is excluded in coverage for reproductive health. Thousands of Virginians still lack coverage for the full range of reproductive health services and barriers to access persist even for those who have coverage.
The Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) would guarantee that all Virginians can have access to a full range of reproductive healthcare services, including contraception, abortion, prenatal care, childbirth, and postpartum care. The bill would ensure that no one is excluded from coverage based on how much they earn, how they are insured, who they are, or where they’re from. Add your support.