Where We Work

Our Partners

Creating national change from the ground up.

Through our partnership model, we provide state and local advocates with strategic guidance, hands-on support, and funding to fight for a society in which everyone has the freedom and ability to control their reproductive and sexual lives.

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Our Partners in Georgia
We've worked with the following partners in this state to expand access to reproductive health care.
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Current Partners
State partner

After decades of fighting restrictive anti-abortion bills in Georgia, NIRH is working with Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC) and SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW (SPARK) to design and implement a multi-year proactive policy strategy, grounded in the reproductive justice framework, which will shift the public and political landscape on abortion access. A key goal of their efforts will be to demonstrate the connections between the harms inflicted on women by abortion restrictions and by the deceptive practices of crisis pregnancy centers, and the high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity in the state. In 2018, working with lawmakers and activists, the two organizations are working to move proactive reproductive health legislation, including the Whole Woman’s Health Act that would codify the fundamental right to abortion into Georgia law.

FWHC is also part of a cohort of organizations in Georgia working on a long-term to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives.

In 2017, FWHC successfully pushed for the introduction the Whole Woman’s Health Act, to ensure women are provided with safe and accurate information about their reproductive health and ensure access to abortion care. They also worked to develop a response to the new funding of Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPC) in their state and plan to introduce related legislation in 2018.

FWHC built their base and did civic engagement work around the 2016 election and support for the Strong Families Resolution first introduced in 2015, hosting a series of events, lobby days, and individual legislator meetings. Using the Strong Families framework, the FWHC was able to register many first-time voters and educate others about their voting eligibility.

In 2015, FWHC advocated for access to the full range of reproductive health services, including abortion care, by engaging in a grassroots campaign to support the Georgia Thriving Families Resolution , a one-of-a-kind resolution drafted by the National Institute and local partners that details the many policies that Georgia should adopt to ensure Thriving Families in the state, including affordable access to abortion care.  By the end of 2015, the resolution had been introduced in the legislature with five co-sponsors.. FWHC reached constituents through a media campaign and special events, such as house parties and community festivals, to apply pressure directly to legislators in hopes of galvanizing support for proactive legislation.

In 2014, with the National Institute's support, FWHC hosted a legislative action, "Walk in My Shoes, Hear Our Voice Event," at the state capitol. The coalition also led efforts to draft a resolution in support of Georgia’s Strong Families, supporting the full range of comprehensive health care.

In 2013, FWHC hosted a reproductive rights policymaker's summit and reception for Georgia legislators and advocates.

In 2009, the National Institute worked with FWHC to launch a campaign promoting the use of the female condom, with the goal of requiring that all places that sell male condoms also sell female condoms. This project was conducted in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Georgia.

State partner

After decades of fighting restrictive anti-abortion bills in Georgia, NIRH is working with SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW (SPARK) and Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC) to design and implement a multi-year proactive policy strategy, grounded in the reproductive justice framework, which will shift the public and political landscape on abortion access. A key goal of their efforts will be to demonstrate the connections between the harms inflicted on women by abortion restrictions and by the deceptive practices of crisis pregnancy centers, and the high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity in the state. In 2018, working with lawmakers and activists, the two organizations are working to move proactive reproductive health legislation, including the Whole Woman’s Health Act that would codify the fundamental right to abortion into Georgia law.

State partner

Access Reproductive Care - Southeast is working as part of a cohort of organizations in Georgia on a long-term initiative to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives.

State partner

A Better Georgia worked as part of a cohort of organizations in Georgia on a long-term initiative to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives.

State partner

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) worked as part of a cohort of organizations in Georgia on a long-term initiative to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives.

State partner

Alliance for a Better Georgia is working as part of a cohort of organizations in Georgia on a long-term initiative to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives.

Past Partners
Local partner

In 2009, Planned Parenthood of Georgia launched a campaign promoting the use of the female condom, with the goal of requiring that all places that sell male condoms also sell female condoms. This project was conducted in partnership with the Feminist Women's Health Center and supported by the National Institute.

Local partner

In 2009, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective co-hosted the Southeastern Regional Summit in Atlanta, bringing together advocates, elected leaders, and public health officials to discuss reproductive health challenges and opportunities for solutions.

Local partner

SisterLove Inc. (Atlanta, GA) engaged 20 Atlanta youth in their Healthy Love Youth Leaders (HLYL) Network, a youth-led sexual and reproductive health advocacy program, in support for comprehensive sexuality education. Youth leaders hosted two advocacy days around sex education and messaging. Using information gathered from the Youth Advocacy Day, SisterLove published a policy outlining recommendations for improving HIV-related and reproductive health outcomes among young people in Georgia.