advocacy

Nov 19

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Advocating for Our Patients in the #MeToo Era, by Anita Ravi

In July of 1981, activists at the first Feminist Encentro for Latin America and the Caribbean declared November 25th the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The day was originally selected to honor the Mirabal sisters, three Dominican feminists assassinated in 1960 for defying the Trujillo dictatorship, and to bring international attention to…

May 18

AAPI Heritage Month: Pramila Jayapal

Pramila Jayapal is the former senator of Washington state, and the first Indian-American woman elected into the House of Representatives. Born and raised in India, along with being raised in Indonesia and Singapore, Jayapal’s personal journey has strengthened her advocacy for immigrants’ rights, with a focus on women and children. While in senate, Jayapal has…

Apr 25

Focus on a Provider: Dr. Sharon Liner

Since the election, our Reproductive Health Access Network has grown by over 300 people and we’ve seen an uptick in the number of clinicians who want to engage in clinical advocacy now more than ever. This month, we are highlighting Dr. Sharon Liner, a family planning and abortion provider in Ohio. In addition to providing…

Mar 31

Transgender Day of Visibility

Our final day of #WomensHistoryMonth coincides with Transgender Day of Visibility. We want to shed light to the importance that trans activist Miss Major has contributed to LGBT rights and her work with the transgender community. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, best known as Miss Major is a formerly incarcerated, black trans woman and pioneering activist in…

Mar 21

New Section of Our Website!

In response to a call for more advocacy post-election and post-Women’s March, we have created a new page on the website under the “Get Involved” section–“Mobilize.” This page will serve as a resource for RHAP’s supporters to engage in advocacy in various ways.  The “Active Campaigns” section lists actions our allies are organizing at the…

Feb 28

Updates from the Network

The past few months have been an exciting time for the Reproductive Health Access Network, RHAP’s community of pro-choice primary care clinicians from across the country who work locally and nationally to expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care in their clinics and teaching practices. Since the election, at least 200 more pro-choice clinicians have…

Feb 07

Joining the March for Women

“…if you look at our country’s history, change doesn’t come from presidents. Change comes from large groups of angry people. And if Day 1 is any indication, you are part of the largest group of angry people I have ever seen.”  Aziz Ansari, Saturday Night Live Monologue Ever since the election, the Reproductive Health Access…

Jun 27

Our Fellowship evaluation results are in

RHAP recently completed an Evaluation of our Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship. This one-year post-residency fellowship aims to develop leaders who will promote and teach full-spectrum women’s reproductive health care within family medicine. The Fellowship  started in 2007 with one Fellow per year. In 2013 the program expanded to include three Fellows per year,…