Episode 13 Action Items

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.  

You can also check out CHANGE’s report, All Women, All Rights: Sex Workers Included.

Follow Advocates for Youth on Facebook  and Twitter here.

Follow Preston Mitchum on Twitter here, or email Preston at preston@advocatesforyouth.org.

More From Amnesty International:

Body Politics: A Campaign Toolkit.

An overview of Amnesty’s policy on the rights of sex workers, including case studies and links. 

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Episode 12 Action Items

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.

Follow National Women’s Law Center on Twitter and Facebook and stay up to date with their information on religious refusals.

Check out these pieces on religious refusals to learn even more:

Trump is Using Judicial Nominations to Advance His Anti-Woman, Anti-LGBTQ Agenda

Refusals to Provide Health Care Threaten the Health and Lives of Patients Nationwide


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Episode 11 Action Items

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 Black Mamas Matter on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow National Birth Equity Collaborative on Facebook .

Follow Jamila’s organization, Center for American Progress on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

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Episode 10 Action Items

Interested in helping to combat female genital mutilation/cutting?

Follow Population Council on Facebook and Twitter for updates on their fight against FGM/C. Check out Population  Council’s compendium of FGM/C data here .

You can also follow Tostan on Facebook and Twitter.

Still want to do more? Visit change.org to find FGM/C petitions to sign. Here are some to get you started: 

End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting by 2030: Invest in Research, and Support in Asia

End Female Genital Mutilation in India

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Episode 9 Action Items

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!

For more information on the International Violence Against Women Act, click here for the Senate and here for the House of Representatives.

Follow Amnesty International on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on their progress combating gender-based violence! 

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Episode 8 Action Items

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.

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Episode 7 Action Items

UNFPA provides critical health services in over 150 countries, including family planning, pre & post natal care, and HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. U.S. support for UNFPA over the last 45 years has embodied what remains true today: investing in the health and rights of girls and women – and empowering them to plan their families and their futures – yields direct returns to the U.S.

Call your Senators and Representatives and let them know how important funding for UNFPA really is! Write a letter or call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

 You can also use the hastag #FundUNFPA and share your thoughts, stories, or some of our sample tweets on Twitter!

Keep up to date with UNFPA’s campaigns, missions, and news by following @UNFPA on Twitter and UNFPA on Facebook.

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Episode 6 Action Items

Attacking abortion access won’t make abortion disappear, but it will make the procedure unsafe, put women’s lives at risk, and cause extreme health disparities.

Contact your federal and state legislators! 20-week abortion bans and Heartbeat bans often appear at the federal level, but legislation surrounding admitting privileges and TRAP laws are state-based. To contact Congress, call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or write a letter.

Follow Dr. Jamila Perritt on Twitter @reprorightsdoc, and follow Physicians for Reproductive Health on Twitter @prhdocs and on Facebook at Physicians for Reproductive Health.

Push back against abortion stigma and shame by telling your story! Join Advocates For Youth’s 1 in 3 Campaign Speakout and be an abortion storyteller. The Speakout will be airing on www.1in3campaign.org on February 27 at 1pm.

You can also tweet your abortion story using #ShoutYourAbortion and access other stories here: https://shoutyourabortion.com/

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Episode 5 Action Items

Women and girls around the world have a right to comprehensive health care, and that includes reproductive health services.

Make Congress more aware of the dangers of the expanded Global Gag Rule! Contact your representatives and tell them to co-sponsor H.R. 671- The HER Act, and tell your senators to co-sponsor S. 210- The Global Health, Empowerment and Rights Act. You can find more information about the Global HER Act here: http://www.genderhealth.org/the_issues/us_foreign_policy/global_her_act/.

Follow Center for Health and Gender Equity on Facebook and Twitter @genderhealth, and use the hashtag #TrumpGlobalGag on Twitter to share your thoughts!

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Episode 4 Action Items

There’s no question that access to birth control is currently under attack. Double check your insurance policy and make sure your personal birth control method is covered. If it isn’t covered or you have reason to believe you might lose coverage, contact CoverHer (NWLC) at 1-866-745-5487 or find more information here: https://nwlc.org/coverher/.

Let your representatives and senators know that you oppose the rollback of the ACA’s birth control benefit by writing a letter or calling the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.

You can also use the hashtags #HandsOffMyBC and #LicensetoDiscriminate when sharing your opinion and telling your story online!

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Episode 3 Action Items

Want to stay updated on how reproductive justice policy fights are unfolding at the federal level? Visit In Our Own Voice’s website, http://blackrj.org/. Here, you can share your story, work with partners in your state or region, start an In Our Own Voice chapter on your college campus, or donate to support regional and state organizing.

You can also follow In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda on Facebook, or find them on Twitter @BlackwomensRJ.

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Episode 2 Action Items

If you’re deeply concerned about women and girls’ access to family planning services being impacted by the expanded Trump Global Gag Rule, contact your representatives and tell them to co-sponsor H.R. 671- The HER Act, and tell your senators to co-sponsor S. 210- The Global Health, Empowerment and Rights Act. Additionally, you can tell them to support funding the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)! Write a letter or call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.

You can follow PAI’s work on Facebook, or find them on Twitter @pai_org.

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