Local Partners

Local Partners

Supporting innovative efforts in cities and counties

Because proactive change is truly possible on the local level, the National Institute partners with organizations working in cities and counties to strengthen partnerships with policymakers, build community support, and advance local policy solutions to reproductive health issues.

Current Local Partner
Past Local Partner
Our Local Partners in Louisiana
We've worked with the following partners in this state to expand access to reproductive health care.
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Current Partners

Women with a Vision (Lafayette, LA) will use their community mobilization model to convene Black women leaders in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and Shreveport for a series of four community-focused Reproductive Justice Roundtables. Drawing on the conversations and brainstorming that take place at these events, Women with a Vision will plan and host a statewide Roundtable Convening. There, participants will collaborate to develop a reproductive justice policy agenda that will include recommendations for actions to address some of the greatest reproductive health issues facing Black women in Louisiana. Following the Convening, community advocates and leaders will bring the agenda and their lessons learned back to their communities to push for both local- and state-level change.

Women with a Vision (Baton Rouge, LA) will use their community mobilization model to convene Black women leaders in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and Shreveport for a series of four community-focused Reproductive Justice Roundtables. Drawing on the conversations and brainstorming that take place at these events, Women with a Vision will plan and host a statewide Roundtable Convening. There, participants will collaborate to develop a reproductive justice policy agenda that will include recommendations for actions to address some of the greatest reproductive health issues facing Black women in Louisiana. Following the Convening, community advocates and leaders will bring the agenda and their lessons learned back to their communities to push for both local- and state-level change.

Women with a Vision (Shreveport, LA) will use their community mobilization model to convene Black women leaders in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and Shreveport for a series of four community-focused Reproductive Justice Roundtables. Drawing on the conversations and brainstorming that take place at these events, Women with a Vision will plan and host a statewide Roundtable Convening. There, participants will collaborate to develop a reproductive justice policy agenda that will include recommendations for actions to address some of the greatest reproductive health issues facing Black women in Louisiana. Following the Convening, community advocates and leaders will bring the agenda and their lessons learned back to their communities to push for both local- and state-level change.

Past Partners

In 2013, the National Institute supported the Institute for Women and Ethnic Studies in educating youth, adult stakeholders, and New Orleans residents about comprehensive sex education. The Institute for Women and Ethnic Studies also developed advocacy curricula and began efforts to evaluate implementation in various charter school networks.

 Women with a Vision (WWAV) (New Orleans, LA) convened leaders in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and Shreveport for a series of four community-focused Reproductive Justice Roundtables. Drawing on the conversations and needs addressed within each meeting, WWAV hosted a statewide roundtable in New Orleans with a focus on Black women and girls’ reproductive health needs and rights across the state. Community members and experts in the field joined in addressing the intersection between education, criminal justice, economic freedom, healthcare and voting rights and reproductive justice and began to craft a policy agenda for 2017. As a direct result of the community roundtables, WWAV is now planning for its’ first Black Women’s Legislative Day at the Capitol  in April 2017.