Our Partners in Georgia

We've worked with the following partners in this state to expand access to reproductive health care.

Current Partners

State partner
Alliance for a Better Georgia

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.

State partner
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF)

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
A Better Georgia

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
Access Reproductive Care - Southeast

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
SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW

Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC) and SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! (SPARK) are continuing their work to design and implement a multi-year proactive policy strategy, grounded in the reproductive justice framework, that will shift the public and political landscape on abortion access. In 2019, NIRH is once again working with FWHC and SPARK to promote proactive legislation that addresses the connections between the harms inflicted on women, transgender men, and gender queer people by abortion restrictions and the deceptive practices of crisis pregnancy centers, as well as the high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity in the state. This project involves collaboration with SiX. In 2018, NIRH worked with SPARK and FWHC to design and implement a multi-year proactive policy strategy, grounded in the reproductive justice framework, which would shift the public and political landscape on abortion access. A key goal of their efforts was 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. Working with lawmakers and activists, the two organizations worked 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
Feminist Women’s Health Center

Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC) and SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! (SPARK) are continuing their work to design and implement a multi-year proactive policy strategy, grounded in the reproductive justice framework, that will shift the public and political landscape on abortion access. In 2019, NIRH is once again working with FWHC and SPARK to promote proactive legislation that addresses the connections between the harms inflicted on women, transgender men, and gender queer people by abortion restrictions and the deceptive practices of crisis pregnancy centers, as well as the high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity in the state. This project involves collaboration with SiX. In 2018, NIRH worked with FWHC and SPARK to design and implement a multi-year proactive policy strategy, grounded in the reproductive justice framework, which would shift the public and political landscape on abortion access. A key goal of their efforts was 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. Working with lawmakers and activists, the two organizations worked 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.

Past Partners

Local partner
SisterLove, Inc.

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.