WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH $1,571,500
A. POLICY ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACY TO PROMOTE WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA): $25,000 For general support of this organization, which works to ensure access to voluntary, confidential family planning and other sexual and reproductive health services.
National Health Law Program (NheLP): $25,000 For its Initiative to Promote Reproductive Health Access, which seeks to protect, promote, and expand access to quality reproductive health services for low-income women.
National Partnership for Women and Families $140,000 For general support, and particularly for its Access to Quality Health Care and Reproductive Health and Rights initiatives, which seek to promote access to comprehensive health services, improve the quality of health care, and protect and advance women’s reproductive rights ($50,000 - fourth installment of a 5-yr $250,000 grant); and for its endowment campaign, designed to provide financial stability and flexibility for the organization in the years to come ($75,000 - fourth installment of a 7-yrs $750,000 grant).
National Women's Law Center (NWLC): $50,000 For general support of this organization, which works to protect and advance progress for women and girls, including efforts to improve access to reproductive health services ($30,000); and for the second installment of a $100,000 grant for its endowment ($20,000).
B. NEW VOICES AND NEW LEADERS FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE
Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ): $20,000 For general support of this organization, which promotes reproductive justice through local and national organizing, leadership development, alliance building, and education.
Black Women's Health Imperative: $29,000 For general support of this organization, which seeks to promote the health, well-being and leadership of African American women and girls and their families.
Choice USA: $30,000 For general support of this organization, which works to address the pressing need for pro-choice messages, programs, and strategies tailored to engage today’s young people. (Second installment of a two-year, $60,000 grant).
Christian Community: $20,000 For its Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing, which works at the intersection of sexuality and religion to advance sexual health, sexuality education, and sexual and reproductive justice in America’s faith communities and society at large.
Exhale: $25,000 For general support of this organization, which provides services, training, and education to promote post-abortion health and well-being, and to create a social climate where each person’s unique experience with abortion is respected, supported, and free from stigma.
Hampshire College: $10,000 For its Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program (CLPP), and specifically for its 2010 conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom.
Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ): $30,000 For general support of this organization, which works to develop legal expertise and leadership for the future of true reproductive freedom in the US and around the world.
Legal Advocates for Women (LAW): $24,000 For a Women’s Health and Reproductive Justice Fellow, who will work with the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) on the reproductive rights and health needs of low-income Asian/Pacific Islander-American women.
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH): $30,000 For general support of this organization, which seeks to promote the reproductive health, dignity and rights of Latinas. www.latinainstitute.org
National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF): $30,000 For general support of this organization, which works to increase access to abortion and full reproductive health care for women who face the greatest barriers: low-income women, women of color, immigrant women, and young women.
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women: $15,000 For its African Immigrant and Refugee Women's Network, which seeks to bring together African immigrant and refugee women leaders around the U.S. to end female genital cutting (FGC) in their communities.
SisterSong: $17,000 For general support of this organization, which works to amplify and strengthen the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to ensure reproductive justice by securing human rights.
Tides Foundation: $75,000 For its Catalyst Fund, which works to increase resources for US-based women of color-led efforts in the reproductive justice arena in order to build a more inclusive and effective movement for sexual and reproductive health and rights.(Second installment of a two-year, $80,000 grant); and for its National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), which seeks to build a movement of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women and girls in the U.S. to advance social justice and human rights.($35,000).
C. PROMOTING HEALTHY SEXUALITY AMONG ADOLESCENTS
Advocates for Youth (AFY): $25,000 For general support of this organization, which champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
American Social Health Association (ASHA): $20,000 For its HPV and Chlamydia project, which seeks to educate women and girls, national organizations, policy makers and the media about the prevention of cervical cancer and other sexually transmitted infections.
Rutgers University Foundation: $20,000 For Answer, and specifically for its Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project, a national teen media project and forum for young people to learn about, and add their voices to, the ongoing national debate on comprehensive sexuality education.
D. POPULATION, HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICE
Catholics for Choice: $30,000 For general support of this organization, which shapes and advances sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice, reflect a commitment to women’s well being, and respect and affirm the moral capacity of women and men to make sound decisions about their lives. (Second installment of a two-year, $60,000 grant).
Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) : $65,000 For general support of this organization, which seeks to ensure that U.S. policy and funding levels promote and advance women's sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Center for Policy on Health and Trade (CPATH): $25,000 For its Collateral Damage: CAFTA and Access to Medicines for Women in Guatemala project, which addresses the impact of CAFTA on access to essential medicines in Guatemala.
The Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights: $3,000 For general support of this organization, which seeks to improve communication, foster collaboration, increase resources and enhance the overall effectiveness of grantmakers in this field.
Gender Action: $25,000 For general support of this organization, which works to hold international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank accountable to their promises to promote women's rights, empowerment and gender equality in their investments.
Island Press: $25,000 For its Population Justice Project, which promotes a justice-based approach to population and environment issues to policymakers, thought leaders, and the general public.
Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH): $45,000 For its Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM), a broad-based, international effort to ensure the ethical and accelerated development of new women-initiated HIV prevention options.
Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) : $25,000 For general support of this organization, which seeks to make medicines accessible in developing countries by taking advantage of the important role of universities in medical research and the unique position of students to advocate for change.
E. WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS
Asylum Access: $20,000 For general support of this organization, which advocates for the rights of refugees - particularly female refugees - in Latin America and Asia through high-impact litigation and through policy advocacy efforts at the local, regional and international levels.
Human Rights Watch (HRW): $25,000 For its Women’s Rights Division, which monitors and combats violence and gender-based discrimination committed or tolerated by governments against women around the world.
International Rescue Committee (IRC): $35,000 For its IRC’s Women’s Refugee Commission, and specifically, for its Detention and Asylum Program, which promotes reforms in US law, policy, and practice to ensure meaningful human rights protections for women, children, and families who are fleeing persecution and seeking asylum in the US.
Urgent Action Fund (UAF): $20,000 For general support of this organization, which promotes the human rights of women and girls through rapid response grantmaking; research and publications about women in conflict areas; and collaborative programs to promote women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution, peace building, and post-conflict reconstruction.
Women’s Link Worldwide: $30,000 For general support of this organization, which uses strategic litigation and international human rights law to further women’s rights and reproductive rights around the world.
World Organization for Human Rights USA: $40,000 For general support of this organization, which uses litigation to advance compliance with international human rights norms in the U.S and to protect refugees from gender-based violence. (Second installment of a two-year, $80,000 grant).
F. WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AT THE COUNTRY AND COMMUNITY LEVEL
Catholics for Choice: $40,000 Recommended for Instancia por la Salud y el Desarrollo de las Mujeres (Coalition for the Health and Development of Women), which educates policymakers, health officials and the public about progressive policies related to women’s health in Guatemala ($25,000); and Red Incidejoven (Young Advocate Network), an organization comprised of youth advocates who promote and defend the sexual and reproductive rights of Guatemalans ages 10 - 24 through advocacy and youth participation in policy debates ($15,000).
Central American Women’s Fund (CAWF): $35,000 For general support of this organization, which mobilizes funding to support grassroots women’s groups and human rights initiatives—especially those led by young women—in Central America.
Fund for Global Human Rights (FGHR): $80,000 Recommended for Minga Perú, which produces educational radio programs and trains a network of community promoters to provide culturally appropriate health and income generation education in indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon. ($30,000); and Centro Mujeres (CM), a community health and rights organization dedicated to fostering the empowerment and well-being of women, adolescents, and migrant workers; providing community health education and leadership training; and advocating for changes in policies and programs that promote respect for reproductive and sexual rights in Baja California Sur, Mexico. ($50,000).
Rights Action: $15,000 Recommended for the Asociación de Servicios Comunitarios de Salud’s (ASECSA) youth sexual and reproductive health advocacy project, which seeks to provide culturally-sensitive sexual and reproductive health education and to advocate for respect for sexual and reproductive rights in Guatemala.
San Miguel - CASA, Inc: $50,000 For general support of this organization, which raises funds for the Centro para los Adolescentes de San Miguel de Allende (CASA); CASA trains peer promoters and develops young leaders, operates Mexico’s first nationally accredited midwifery college, and provides reproductive health services and education in the state of Guanajuáto, Mexico.STITCH: $14,000 For general support of this organization, which seeks to facilitate and support the leadership capacity and skills of women workers in Latin America and the U.S. who are organizing for economic, racial, and social justice.
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