Activism

Giving Young People a Seat at the Table: The Advocates for Youth Experience

By NWHN Staff | Apr 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Giving Young People a Seat at the Table: The Advocates for Youth Experience

I became a part of the Advocates for Youth family when I was 16. Advocates had organized a lobby day in Montgomery (AL) to support changing the state’s homophobic sex education laws, and I was excited to lobby for the first time and tackle change in my home state.

One Year Later, Women’s March Still Needs to Center Marginalized Voices

By NWHN Staff | Jan 22, 2018 | Comments Off on One Year Later, Women’s March Still Needs to Center Marginalized Voices

Last January, over 5 million people participated in the worldwide protest we know now as the 2017 Women’s March, with a half-million of them marching right here in D.C.

From Phantom Activist to Marching on the Streets of Washington, D.C.

By Caila Brander | Jan 26, 2017 | Comments Off on From Phantom Activist to Marching on the Streets of Washington, D.C.

I have many prominent memories from the Women’s March on Washington. Hearing the cheers of half a million people reverberate through the buildings on Independence Avenue, all calling for change.

NWHN Endorses the Women’s March on Washington

By Shaniqua Seth | Jan 6, 2017 | Comments Off on NWHN Endorses the Women’s March on Washington

The National Women’s Health Network supports the mission of the Women’s March, and is proud to join in this effort to send a bold message to the new government that women’s rights are human rights.

The Spiral of Women’s Health Activism

By NWHN Staff | Aug 3, 2015 | Comments Off on The Spiral of Women’s Health Activism

A report from the Global Symposium Celebrating 40 Years of Our Bodies, Ourselves

A Lifetime of Advancing Women’s Health: The 6th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

By NWHN Staff | Jan 1, 2014 | Comments Off on A Lifetime of Advancing Women’s Health: The 6th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards

On Monday, November 18th, Network members gathered at Elizabeth’s on L in Washington, DC for the 6th Annual Barbara Seaman Awards for Activism in Women’s Health. This year’s event honored two women who have tirelessly and unabashedly advocated on behalf of women everywhere.

Sex Ed the City: Oakland Youth Advocate for Comprehensive Sex Education

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Sex Ed the City: Oakland Youth Advocate for Comprehensive Sex Education

“We as students have rights! We have a right to know our own bodies and have access to information.” This is the voice of an Oakland, California youth expressing frustration over the lack of relevant sex education and support being provided in the schools. And, this is the story of what the students did about it.