Understanding the intersections of reproductive justice & violence against women


Yesterday, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women released a special collection titled Reproductive Justice & Violence Against Women: Understanding the Intersections. It includes resources about reproductive justice, focusing on the links between the elimination of reproductive oppression and domestic and sexual violence.

Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice defines reproductive justice as, “the economic, social and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about our bodies, sexuality and reproduction for ourselves, our families and our communities in all areas of our lives.”

For those interested in learning more about reproductive justice and its importance in the movement to end violence against women, the collection includes the following information:

  • defining reproductive justice
  • reproductive justice frameworks
  • building upon reproductive health and reproductive rights
  • paradigm of intersectionality — a holistic framework to ensure complete well-being
  • collaboration — a key building block of the reproductive justice movement
  • reproductive justice to end sexual & domestic violence
  • movement building tools
  • related organizations, projects and initiatives

Click here to read the collection.

Jessica Renee Napier joined CALCASA in 2009 as its Online Media Producer. She creates multimedia material, such as audio and video podcasts, for the organization. She also oversees editorial content and other aspects of CALCASA’s Web site. Jessica previously worked in Web production for KPBS Public Broadcasting and as an Online Editor for a publishing company.

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