The Birth Attendants tend to the physical and emotional needs of pregnant women incarcerated in the Washington state prison. Third Wave’s multi-year grants, the first foundation support received by Birth Attendants, continues to allow them to provide paid doula positions, expand family planning services, document human rights abuses and educate the wider community about the conditions and needs of incarcerated pregnant women. Link: Birth Attendants
Casa Atabex Achè runs a women's clinic in the South Bronx that provides alternative healthcare for young women of color. Through three holistic programs that integrate intensive personal development and collective political education, Casa provides the opportunities and resources for the womyn of Mott Haven to reclaim their bodies, minds and spirits and, as a consequence, their rights. Link: Casa Atabez Achè
COLOR is dedicated to building a movement of Latinas, their families, and allies working for reproductive justice through leadership development and organizing. COLOR will continue to educate and organize young Latinas ages 12 to 24 around reproductive issues by developing curricula for their Latinas of Vision and Latinas Increasing Political Strength youth programs. Link: Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights
Different Avenues strives to protect the health, rights and safety of girls and women of color who engage in alternative economies and activities and are affected by systemic and interpersonal violence and health disparities. By developing leaders and providing harm reduction services, Different Avenues seeks to strengthen and support girls and women of color who engage in survival strategies and build their power within the reproductive justice movement. With Third Wave’s support, Different Avenues will run focus groups for women and girls in juvenile detention using their curriculum “Don’t Fall for It,” which is designed to teach young women and girls about reproductive health and justice and how to resist violence and know their rights in the system. Link: Different Avenues
Based in Oakland, CA, is the nation's first national talkline to cater to the emotional needs of women after an abortion. In 2007, Exhale trained over 90 volunteers to staff the post-abortion talkline and has significantly expanded their hours, multi-lingual accessibility, and geographic range since Third Wave first funded them. Link: Exhale
Just Be, Inc., based in Selma, AL, helps young women who have suffered from sexual abuse, assault, and exploitation to transform from victims into survivors. The Breitbart Memorial Fund grant allowed the Me Too program to hire a consultant for the development of the Survivor’s Leadership Training curriculum. Link: Just Be, Inc.
Just Be, Inc. was funded in 2007. They are based in the .
Khmer Girls in Actions (KGA) develops Southeast Asian women and boys in Long Beach into social justice organizers who can respond to the immediate needs of their communities. With Third Wave’s support, KGA will grow their youth organizing work, develop their leadership pipeline, and strengthen their fundraising and fiscal management capacity. Link: Khmer Girls in Action
Los Angeles Indigenous People’s Alliance educates low-income young women on cultural preservation, leadership, and reproductive health for indigenous communities. With support from Third Wave, LAIPA has organized its youth members to combat sexual violence and anti-immigrant backlash. Link: Los Angeles Indigenous People's Alliance
National Advocates for Pregnant Women works to secure the rights, health, and welfare of all women, focusing particularly on pregnant and parenting women and those who are most vulnerable – low income women, women of color, and drug-using women. Third Wave sponsored their 2007 conference on the rights of pregnant women and drug policy reform. Link: National Advocates for Pregnant Women
National Advocates for Pregnant Women was funded in 2007. They are based in the .
New Voices Pittsburgh (NVP) is a human rights activist organization led by and for women of color. NVP elevates the powerful voices of women of color ages 12-35 through social justice activism, civic engagement and leadership development. NVP promotes cross-movement collaboration through hosting reproductive justice ally trainings and dialogues on challenging homophobia in Black communities. New Voices will use Third Wave’s support to expand their work fighting for Health Care Reform and to protect the human rights of incarcerated women. New Voices will develop their expansion plan to include an office in Philadelphia, PA. Link: New Voices Pittsburgh
The Reproductive Justice Briefing Book is a collection of essays distributed at the first ever United States Social Forum in Atlanta, GA, in 2007. The Book has continued to grow online, with essays addressing the wide range of issues impacting reproductive health, such as US foreign policy and environmental toxins. Link: Reproductive Justice Briefing Book
Reproductive Justice Briefing Book was funded in 2007. They are based in the .
Strong college sexual assault policies are a key element in the prevention of sexual assault. Despite the well-known prevalence of sexual violence among college students, current college sexual assault policies commonly lack primary prevention efforts and due process procedures, exclude student input, traumatize survivors, and ignore disparate treatment of survivors and assailants based on gender, class, race, sexual orientation, and disability. Committed to social change through community mobilization, Students Active For Ending Rape arms students with the tools needed to mobilize communities and make lasting change on campus. Link: SAFER
Sistas on the Rise advocates for quality education for teen parents and expecting mothers as a way of building leadership among young mothers and reducing poverty and unintended pregnancies. SOTR continues to build trust and community as they assess factors that impact and/or impede the educational access and achievement of young mothers, including the closing of "pregnant and parenting schools" in New York City. Link: Sistas on the Rise
SisterSong held its 2nd Annual Let’s Talk About Sex! Conference, attended by 1,000 individuals from all regions of the United States and beyond. Third Wave’s sponsorship made it possible for economically disadvantaged advocates of reproductive justice to participate and present at the conference. Link: SisterSong
SisterSong was funded in 2007. They are based in the .
The Empowered FeFes is an organization dedicated to honing the leadership skills of young women with disabilities. With Third Wave’s support, the Fe Fes will expand their impact beyond Chicago, IL, through a sustainable replication project to train other grassroots organizations led by disabled young women.
The Empowered FeFes was funded in 2007. They are based in the .
The Young Women’s Empowerment Project (YWEP) is a youth leadership organization grounded in harm reduction and social justice organizing by and for girls and young women, including transgender women (ages 12-23) impacted by the sex trade and street economies. In 2011 YWEP will continue to operate the Bad Encounter Line, through which girls and young women can report their experiences with institutional violence. Through the Chicago Task Force for Homeless, Homefree and Street Based Youth, YWEP will help author and promote the adaptation of a Street Youth Bill of Rights among youth-serving organizations in Chicago. Link: Young Women’s Empowerment Project