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The Campaign of Stigma and Intimidation Against Immigrant Women

Attacks on immigrants are an issue not only for the immigrant rights community; these attacks take aim at the core principles of the groups working to advance human and civil rights, equal opportunity, human rights and dignity, healthcare for all, and more.

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My Blackness Goes Before Me: A Poem and Commentary on Racism and Reproductive Justice

I wrote this poem because I had grown tired of people not seeing me beyond the color of my skin or my “otherness.” I see it being played out on a larger scale as in African-American’s women’s right to choose as exemplified in this article that talks about Anti-Abortion Billboards.

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Why I Started a Campaign After the McDonald’s Attack Video

When I first saw the video of a young woman attacked in a McDonald’s restroom, I was brought to tears. And then I turned to action.

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Stacey Campfield’s Tennessee Gag Order on Gays

Tennessee’s proposed ban on discussing homosexuality is, of course, more about the “homo” than the “sexuality.”

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Unpacking a Bag Full of STI Stigma

Feeling awful about having contracted a sexually transmitted infection? Here’s the nitty-gritty on the stigmatization of STIs and people with them and how to deal.

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Giving Thanks to Providers of Abortion Care

In light of the stigma, marginalization and demonization faced by abortion care providers, it is incumbent upon us women’s rights advocates to reflect on the positive impact their services bring to individual lives and society as a whole.

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Pursuing a Standard of Care for Training New Fistula Surgeons

As demand for repair grows, there is an urgent need for development of a standard of care for training skilled fistula surgeons.

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Legislating Abortion Stigma

Stigmatizing abortion is inherently harmful to women’s health. When abortion is inaccessible either legally, financially or physically, women are more likely to turn to the back alley.

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How to End Abortion Stigma Without Throwing Your Teammate under the Bus

Kate Cockrill reflects on the debate over how best to address stigma regarding abortion, starting with a conversation between Aspen Baker and Steph Herold.

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(VIDEO) Behind Bars: Life Stories of People Affected by the Criminalization of HIV

Behind Bars show how a simplistic “law-and-order‟ response to HIV can intensify a climate of denial, secrecy and fear and provide a fertile breeding ground for the spread of HIV.

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