New VAWnet Special Collection: Reproductive justice and violence against women

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The US National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet) has updated their online special collection on reproductive justice and violence against women.

The special collection, Reproductive Justice & Violence Against Women: Understanding the Intersections notes that reproductive justice includes access to abortion, contraception, comprehensive sex education, sexually transmitted infection prevention and care, alternative birth options, adequate prenatal and pregnancy care, domestic violence assistance and more. It states:

"Reproductive justice is a framework and movement that links reproductive health and rights with social justice. The term was claimed and coined by women of color as a result of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development hosted in Cairo, and the reproductive justice movement emphasizes that a woman's reproductive health is not only based on individual choice but also a variety of factors and conditions within one's experiences, family, and community."

The collection includes resources covering the following areas:

  • Glossary
  • Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights: A Framework
  • Applying an Intersectional Analysis to Reproductive Justice and Other Forms of Oppression: Collaborating Across Movements and Issues
  • Reproductive Justice and Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Reproductive Justice Policy
  • Related Organizations, Projects, & Initiatives

Other special collections

VAWnet published a number of new and updated special collections in 2016. See the previous NZFVC stories VAWnet resources: economic abuse; forced marriage; adults exposed to childhood violence and New international resources: ending violence against children and enhancing resilience.