NAPW Public Education in the Classroom and Beyond (Fall 2018)

NAPW Public Education in the Classroom and Beyond (Fall 2018)
December 21, 2018
Over the last few months, NAPW has had the opportunity to speak to students, faculty members and the public around the country on a range of issues, including: birth justice, the criminalization of pregnancy, gender-discriminatory advanced directive laws, obstetric violence and more.

NAPW at the 2018 Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute in Atlanta, GA

NAPW Senior Staff Attorney Aarin Williams and Research & Program Associate Victoria St. Clair attended Black Mamas Matter Alliance’s inaugural Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute in Atlanta, GA! The 2018 Conference and Training Institute focused on “Empowering the Movement for Black Maternal Health, Rights, and Justice”. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to connect with and learn from maternal health care providers, advocates and activists around the country fighting for Black maternal health, rights and justice.

Activist Update: Yes the sky is falling…Together, we will hold up the sky

The last few weeks have been horrendous. The Muslim ban (too often misnamed a travel ban), the decision allowing fake clinics to deny pregnant women truthful information (making a mockery of free speech principles), and the attack on workers (overturning long-standing precedent and striking down public sector union fees).
And then there was the announcement of Justice Kennedy's resignation.

Video recording of “American Poverty and Gender: Government Control and Neglect of Women Living in Poverty” now available online, and NAPW highlighted in UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights’ June 2018 report

In February 2018, timed to build upon the December 2017 fact-finding mission to the United States by Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, NAPW co-hosted a discussion of the unique ways in which poverty affects women across the United States.

NAPW Calls on U.S. Immigration Authorities to Reverse new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Pregnancy Directive

No human being should be locked up for trying to pursue a safe life in a different country. People held in immigration jails in the U.S. - including those who are pregnant - receive dangerous and substandard health care. The current Administration has decided through a policy change to lock up even more pregnant women in immigration (ICE) jails.

NAPW Co-Hosts “American Poverty and Gender: Government Control and Neglect of Women Living in Poverty” event

Last month, NAPW co-hosted a public panel discussion entitled "American Poverty and Gender: Government Control and Neglect of Women Living in Poverty" at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. The event followed the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights’ December 2017 visit to the United States, and explored “the intersections of gender, poverty, and race, with a particular focus on how state surveillance, punishment, and limited access to health care impact the human rights of women.

March For Our Lives

March For Our Lives
March 13, 2018
Cameron Kasky, a student who survived the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, FL and an organizer for the March for Our Lives has said: "At the end of the day, the students at my school felt one shared experience--our politicians abandoned us.