Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality

Full equality for women and girls can be attained only when they have the information and services they need to lead healthy lives and make informed and independent decisions about their health, reproductive health and sexuality. Health for women depends on many factors, including access to safe water and nutritious food; affordable care and insurance; disease prevention and access to comprehensive reproductive and maternal health services; and awareness and support for women with HIV/AIDS and other diseases and disabilities. Health is not limited to physical well-being but extends to sexuality, mental health and body image as well. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

The Democrats’ Dilemma: Their Own Trojan Horse Kicks Free

Posted November 13, 2009 by admin

Originally posted By Gloria Feldt* on November 12, 2009 as a WMC Exclusive

Democratic leaders have said that the turn-around on abortion contained in the House health-reform bill will not appear in the final version. The author, a Women’s Media Center board member and former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, explains here why voters who value women’s health cannot sit back and accept such assurances.


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The House Affordable Health Care Act Passes At a Steep Price for Women’s Reproductive Health

November 12, 2009 posted by admin

Last Saturday, the House passed the historic Affordable Health Care Act (HR 3962), but it came at a steep price for women's reproductive rights, as the Stupak-Pitts Amendment was tacked on -- greatly restricting health insurance options for women.


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Reinvesting in Women and Families: Developing an Economy for the Future (Summit October 2010)

Economic Security Summit
October 8, 2010
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Women of Color Policy Network

The Women of Color Policy Network of the Roundtable of Institutions of People of Color was established in 2000 to incorporate the needs, narratives and insights of women of color in the formulation of social, economic and welfare policy.

The Women of Color Policy Network conducts research and collects data on policies impacting women of color in the areas of employment, poverty, welfare, incarceration and health; uses the data and information to help educate community-based groups to hold policy-makers more accountable; works with policy-makers to help provide them with data to improve their decision-making; and mentors future generations of young women of color to enter the public policy and advocacy arena.

Contact

295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012-9604
Ph. (212) 998-7511
Fx. (212) 998-3890
http://wagner.nyu.edu/wocpn/
wagner.wocpn@nyu.edu


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Principal Staff

C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D., Executive Director and Research Assistant Professor, Wagner, NYU
Ph. (212) 998-7511
E-mail: nicole.mason@nyu.edu

Carly Highsmith, Assistant Research Scientist-Programs
Ph. (212) 998-7561
E-mail: cah389@nyu.edu

Diana Salas, Research Fellow
Ph. (212) 998-7530
E-mail: diana.salas@nyu.edu

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Our Work

The Network conducts  original research  and collects data  on women and communities of color. Research generated at the Network is  used to help create informed public policies  at the local,state, and national levels. We also analyze  public policies  to determine the impact they will have  on individuals, families, and communities. Our research and  policy priority areas include economic securityhealth disparitiesleadership and human rights.The goal of our research  and policy analysis is to increase access and relieve  disparities for women and communities of color.

In addition  to research and policy analysis, throughout the year, the Network hosts convenings,symposiums, lectures, and other events with many of the  nation's leading scholars, practitioners, and thought leaders. Our aim is to deepen public understanding  of complex public policy issues through dialogue and a thorough examination of all sides of the issues.
 
Lead the Way: Building the Pipeline of Women of Color Leaders in the Non-Profit Sector

Lead the Way is a unique capacity building and leadership initiative for women of color mid-level managers and emerging Executive Directors working in non-profit and community-based organizations.


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Reports & Resources

Women of Color Policy Network. 2009. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and its impact on Women of Color, their families and communities.

Mason, C. Nicole, and Diana Salas. 2009. Making Ends Meet: Women and Poverty in New York City.


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Women's Sports Foundation

The Women’s Sports Foundation—the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports—advocates for equality, educates the public, conducts research and offers grants to promote sports and physical activity for girls and women.

Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, the Women’s Sports Foundation builds on her legacy as a champion athlete, advocate of social justice and agent of change. We strive for gender equity and fight discrimination in sports.

Our work shapes public attitude about women’s sports and athletes, builds capacities for organizations that get girls active, provides equal opportunities for girls and women, and supports physically and emotionally healthy lifestyles.

The Women’s Sports Foundation is recognized worldwide for its leadership, vision, strength, expertise and influence.

Contact

1899 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554
Ph. (516) 542-4700, 1(800) 227-3988
Fx. (516) 542-4716
http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org
Info@WomensSportsFoundation.org


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Kathryn Olson, Chief Executive Officer

Stacy L. Holand, Athlete Marketing Manager
E-mail: sholand@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Yolanda L. Jackson, Senior Director of Athlete Marketing and Promotions
E-mail: YJackson@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Karen Kranitz, Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board of Trustees
E-mail: KKranitz@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Shari M. Levitz, Annual Giving and Membership Manager
E-mail: SLevitz@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Gwendolyn Singleton, Data Entry Clerk
E-mail: GSingleton@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Chris Voelz, Leadership Gifts Officer
E-mail: CVoelz@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Stephen Collins, Information Technology Manager
E-mail: SCollins@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Barry M. Giaquinto, Chief Financial and Operations Officer
E-mail: BGiaquinto@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Felice Harris, Accounting Manager
E-mail: FHarris@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Lindsay Hock, Web Editor
E-mail: LHock@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Aleia Naylor, Senior Marketing Officer
E-mail: ANaylor@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Liz Ruttenberg, SHENetwork Project Manager
E-mail: lruttenberg@womenssportsfoundation.org

Sarah Axelson, Program Associate
Ph. (516) 542-4700 x148
E-mail: SAxelson@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Jessica M. Blubaugh, Senior Events Manager
E-mail: JBlubaugh@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Stacey Careri, Foundation and Government Funding Manager
E-mail: SCareri@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Candice Dixon, GoGirlGo! Atlanta Program Coordinator
E-mail: CDixon@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Jennifer L. Eddy, Senior Director of Programs and Events
E-mail: JEddy@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Elizabeth L. Flores, Program Officer
E-mail: LFlores@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Cicley Gay, GoGirlGo! Senior Program Officer
E-mail: CGay@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Kerry Milhaven, Events Coordinator
E-mail: KMilhaven@WomensSportsFoundation.org

Whitney Post, GoGirlGo! Boston Director
E-mail: WPost@WomensSportsFoundation.org
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GoGirlGo!

GoGirlGo!, our award winning curriculum and sports education program, works to improve the health of sedentary girls and keeps girls involved in physical activity by supporting programs and organizations that work with girls.

 


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GoGirlGo! Grants

Our GoGirlGo! grants award organizations who seek to enhance the lives of girls using sports, physical activity and life lessons taught through our GoGirlGo! curriculum.

Travel and Training Fund

Since 1984, we have awarded grants to more than 1300 individual athletes and teams – including figure skaters Michelle Kwan and Rachael Flatt, diver Mary Ellen Clark, ski jumper Alissa Johnson, swimmer Mallory Weggemann and the US National Water Polo Team.

 


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Intimate Partner Violence: High Cost to Households and Communities, 2009

URL: 
http://www.icrw.org/docs/2009/Intimate-Partner-Violence-High-Cost-to-Households-and-Communities.pdf

CWGL Report: “Strengthening Resistance: Confronting Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS,”

CWGL Report: "Strengthening Resistance: Confronting Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS," Cynthia Rothschild, Mary Anne Reilly and Sara A. Nordstrom (2006).

URL: 
http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/globalcenter/publications/strengthening.pdf
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"Equidad y justicia en la problemática del aborto [Equality, Justice, and the Abortion Problem]"

"Equidad y justicia en la problemática del aborto [Equality, Justice, and the Abortion Problem]" by Julieta Manterola, Natalia Righetti and María Florencia Santi; 2007.

URL: 
http://www.flacso.org.ar

Trade Liberalization, Women’s Reprodutive Health: Linkages and Pathways, 2009

URL: 
http://www.icrw.org/docs/2009/Trade-Liberalization-and-Reproductive-Health.pdf
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