Follow these organizations on social media and keep up-to-date on their amazing work!Read More
Use the hashtag #BeBoldEndHyde on social media!
When organizations that you care about and follow send you action alerts, get involved! Some examples of reproductive and sexual health organizations include Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL, and Center for Reproductive Rights.
Pay attention to your local politics! Cast your vote for a candidate whose values match yours.
Contact Congress and let them know the importance in repealing the Hyde Amendment! You can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.Read More
Be informed- listen to RePROsFightBack and become fluent on SRHR issues that are under attack!
Look to Congress. Call your Representatives and Senators about SRHR funding, encourage them to end the Global Gag Rule, push them to nominate officials who are friends of SRHR, ranging from the State Department to the Supreme Court.
Attend rallies and protests in defense of SRHR! Find those offered by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, NWLC, and more in your area!
Speak out. Share your thoughts and personal stories on social media using the hashtag #SRHR.Read More
Want to get involved in policies affecting sex education?
Find out what your local school district policy is related to sex ed, and find out if these policies are actually being enacted in your schools!
Check out the Guttmacher Institute for more information on sex education around the country.
Find out what you school board policy for sex education is. Run for school board! Let your school board members know why sex education is important to you.
Make sure your Senators and House representatives know you care about funding for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and PREP, and that you would like them to continue as they were founded 8 years ago. You can also let them know that you’re tired of money being wasted on abstinence related programs that aren’t effective. Go to town halls! Contact legislators at 202-224-3121 at the Capitol Switchboard.
Most importantly, vote on November 6th! Let’s make comprehensive sex education the new norm!Read More
Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court would be disastrous for reproductive rights around the country.
Call your Senators and urge them to stand up and save Roe! You can write op-eds, blog posts, letters to the editor, and social media posts using the hashtags #SaveSCOTUS #ProtectRoe #WhatsAtStake and #StopKavanaugh. Contact the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
You can also write a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee—all letters written to them become searchable public record.
Go to your Senator’s town halls before the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote and urge them to vote no.
Find mobilization efforts in your area that are put on by organizations like NWLC and Indivisible. These include protests, events, rallies, and demonstrations.Read More
Worried about the future of Title X in the United States? You should be. Take part and start by talking to policymakers and members of congress. You can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or find your Senators and House members on social media! Use the hashtag #NoGagRule and tell everyone how you feel about Trump’s proposed domestic gag rule.
Get in touch with local representatives (mayor, governor, state legislator, etc) and highlight the importance of family planning in your community!
Google Title X and look up health centers near you. You can donate, leave a card, or volunteer.Read More
At just 18, Meghla Akter wants to help other girls and boys who may be facing early and child marriage. Interested in learning more about Meghla's work? Check out the VICE article The Teenager Fighting Against Child Marriage in Bangladesh. You can also check out World Vision.
If you want to learn more about child marriage rates in Bangladesh, check out Girls Not Brides' info page here. You can also visit Girls Not Brides for information on child marriage throughout the world.
Use the hashtag #EndChildMarriage on social media and spread the message that it is far past time the practice of child marriage comes to a close.Read More
Want to know more about child marriage in Latin America and the Caribbean? Check out the Central American Mexican Youth Fund here!
For more information about child marriage in the Latin America and Caribbean region, click here.
Check out our last podcast episode about ending child marriage around the world here!Read More
If you’re concerned about child marriage around the world, call your member of congress and tell them that this is an issue that is important to you. The Capitol Switchboard is 202-224-3121.
S. 1171, The Keeping Girls in School Act, is a bill in the Senate that works to describe the barriers to a girl’s education, including SRHR barriers. The House will hopefully introduce the same or similar bill soon. Contact your House representatives and urge them to do so.
Foreign assistance funding is very much at risk, and this includes funding that goes towards ending child marriage and supporting adolescent girls. Let your members of congress know that you support increased funding for foreign assistance.Read More
Sign up to be a part of a core group of activists, supporters, and patients who fight to defend reproductive rights, expand access to health care, and protect those who rely on Planned Parenthood health centers for care with Planned Parenthood Defenders Program!
You can also join Planned Parenthood’s email list to get regular updates on the reproductive health fight.
Currently, the ‘domestic gag rule,’ is under a public comment period. You can file a public comment through Planned Parenthood here!
You can also keep track of all the actions the Trump Pence Administration is taking to attack reproductive health and rights at Tracking Trump!
And as always, contact your members of Congress and tell them why comprehensive reproductive health and rights access around the world is important to you. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.Read More
Concerned about the fate of PEPFAR and its far-reaching global health benefits?
Contact your member of Congress! Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee will decide funding levels for a range of programs soon, including PEPFAR. Tell them that you support global health funding for HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR, and reproductive health!
Support the Global Health Empowerment and Rights (HER) Act, and tell your members of Congress to do the same! For more information on the Global HER Act, click here for the House and here for the Senate.
For more information on the Global Gag Rule, check out the fifth episode of RePROsFightBack!Read More
Want to learn more about reproductive health and the LGBTQ+ community?
Here's a link to National LGBTQ Taskforce's Queering Repro Justice Toolkit.
Check out the National LGBTQ Taskforce's report Rethinking LGBTQ Policy Series: Policy Recommendations for Gun Violence Prevention Using a Racial, Disability, and LGBTQ Justice Framework to learn more about gun violence within the LGBTQ community.
Follow Candace Bond-Theriault on Twitter.Read More
Want to learn more about sex worker’s access to healthcare?
Check out Amnesty International’s Report, Sex Workers at Risk: A Research Summary on Human Rights Abuses Against Sex Workers.
Follow Preston Mitchum on Twitter here, or email Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More From Amnesty International:
An overview of Amnesty’s policy on the rights of sex workers, including case studies and links.Read More
A health care provider’s religious beliefs should never determine the care a patient receives. Are you concerned about religious refusals and what it means for the healthcare of people around the country?
Let your Senators and Representatives know that you oppose refusals by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
Check out these pieces on religious refusals to learn even more:
It is National Black Maternal Health Week! It is incredibly important to lift up organizations that work to address these issues. Many programs are largely led by women of color that want to ensure black women and other women of color have positive birth experiences.
Follow National Birth Equity Collaborative on Facebook .
Share your stories on Twitter and Facebook, spread the word and increase awareness of black women’s maternal health using #BlackMamasMatter, #BlackMaternalHealthWeek and #BMHW18!
Get out and vote in the primaries and the general election! Support women running for office in your state, and those who support reproductive health and rights.Read More
Interested in helping to combat female genital mutilation/cutting?
Still want to do more? Visit change.org to find FGM/C petitions to sign. Here are some to get you started:Read More
Want to learn more about gender-based violence? Check out Amnesty International’s 2017/2018 report here.
Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and tell your Senators and Representatives what gender-based violence means to you. Contact your state representatives, too!Read More
When a person crosses a border, they still carry fundamental human rights- like the right to a full range of health care, including reproductive health and family planning.
Feeling particularly inspired after this week’s RePROsFightBack episode? Sign the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health’s petition calling for Scott Lloyd’s removal as Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Follow the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health on Twitter @NLIRH and on Facebook at National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. Use the hashtag #LloydMustGo and #JusticeforJane to share your thoughts on social media.
Head on over to http://www.1in3campaign.org and check out Advocates for Youth’s 1 in 3 Campaign, where people share their abortion stories freely. This year's campaign was #JusticeForJane themed.Read More