Taking the Fight for Reproductive Justice to the United Nations...
"[There is a] health-care crisis—not only for the women in the [Rio Grande] Valley but for millions of other women in the country."Ms. Foundation grantee the National Latina Institute for Health (NLIRH) recently traveled to Geneva to share their report: "Nuestra Salud, Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Texas: The Fight for Reproductive Health Care in the Rio Grande Valley." Lucy Felix, field coordinator the NLIRH Texas Latina Advocacy Network/Red de Abogacía de Latinas de Texas, tells the story of her trip to deliver the report on RH Reality Check:
Every single day, I talk to Latinas and immigrant women across the Rio Grande Valley, listening to their stories, hearing about their families, and teaching them how to stay healthy. Last month, I had the opportunity of a lifetime. I was able to travel to Geneva with our allies from the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and speak before the UN Human Rights Committee on behalf of all of the women in my Texas community who are suffering from a lack of reproductive health care. It was my opportunity to tell them everything I have heard and spotlight the urgency of this health-care crisis—not only for the women in the Valley but for millions of other women in the country.
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