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The Movement for Reproductive Justice: Empowering Women of Color through Social Activism

Patricia Zavella


Working on behalf of women of color, the movement for reproductive justice incorporates intersectionality and human rights to advocate for women’s right to bear children free from coercion or abuse, terminate their pregnancies without obstacles or judgment, and raise their children in healthy environments as well as the right to bodily autonomy and gender self-identification. The movement for reproductive justice takes health advocacy further by pushing for women’s human right to access health care with dignity and to express their full selves, including their spiritual beliefs, as well as pol ... More

Keywords: reproductive justice, women of color, intersectionality, human rights, social movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479829200
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479829200.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Zavella, author
University of California, Santa Cruz