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As executive director of SisterSong, the largest multiethnic reproductive justice collective in the US, Monica Simpson discusses the organization’s mission and how that translates into women being able to control their futures.
“Reproductive justice is a framework that women of color have been organizing with to bring our communities together around the issues that impact us the most. It is a framework that's intersectional. It advocates for the human right to have the children that we want, to not have children, and to end pregnancies or to have access to the contraceptives that we need to determine how we want to make family or not. Overall, reproductive justice is about the human right to self-determine, the ability to be able to live free from fear and violence and so that we are able to have healthy lives, and to grow and to live into our destinies.”
– Monica Simpson
These videos are part of our featured series, The Future Is Hers, celebrating the power of women and girls around the world.