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NAPW presents national webinar on pregnancy and substance use to Healthy Start Grantees

May 31, 2018

This April, NAPW presented a webinar entitled “Criminalization/Legal Implications of Substance Use Among Pregnant Women” as a part of the national Healthy Start program’s “Ask the Expert” webinar series.

During the webinar, NAPW Senior Staff Attorneys Aarin Williams and Amber Khan and Staff Attorney Indra Lusero described our work advocating for pregnant people charged with crimes or child welfare allegations in relationship to their pregnancies or pregnancy outcomes, and advised community health workers how they can best help their patients/clients.

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.

NAPW Executive Director Lynn Paltrow Speaks in California

February 01, 2018

In January 2018, NAPW's Executive Director Lynn Paltrow visited the San Francisco Bay Area to talk with local advocates, activists, medical providers and more about NAPW's work and vision to protect the rights, health and dignity of pregnant and parenting people.