Nuestro Texas

The Women of the Rio Grande Valley

  • ¡Somos Poderosas!

    Learn more about the human rights hearing in the Rio Grande Valley that gave voice to the thousands of Latinas whose health and rights are in jeopardy.

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    Endorse our blueprint for action – Nuestro Texas: A Reproductive Justice Agenda for Latinas – in order to show your support as we lobby for state policies that promote the health and human rights of Texas Latinas!

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About the Women of the Rio Grande Valley

The Nuestro Texas campaign shines the spotlight on lack of access to reproductive health care in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. One of the poorest regions in the U.S. and home to a large population of immigrants and Latinos, the Valley has some of the most profound barriers to health care in the entire country. It also has a highly organized network of women fighting for their human right to reproductive health care. Nuestro Texas supports the women of the Valley as they demand policies from the federal government and Texas legislature that promote their reproductive health and build stronger families and communities.

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Watch the Videos

Play Video Pilar’s Story

Pilar’s Story

Pilar could not afford surgery in the U.S. to remove a tumor in her bladder. As her condition worsened and she started to hemorrhage, her family brought her to Mexico for the operation that saved her life. But she was forced to risk her life once again to cross the border and be reunited with her children.

Play Video Paula’s Story

Paula’s Story

Paula has taught sexuality education for 13 years in the Valley. When her job at Planned Parenthood was cut, she continued holding workshops as a volunteer promotora, often providing the only source of information for women in rural areas.

Play Video Nuestro Texas

Nuestro Texas

With the closure of family planning clinics and loss of services in the Valley, women are educating one another about their reproductive health and mobilizing their communities to advocate for policies that uphold their human right to health.

Play Video Adriana’s Story

Adriana’s Story

Since the deportation of Adriana’s husband and daughter, she is the sole caretaker of her young grandchildren. Pain from recurring reproductive health conditions make her worry for her own health and their future.

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About the Women of the Rio Grande Valley

The Nuestro Texas campaign shines the spotlight on lack of access to reproductive health care in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. One of the poorest regions in the U.S. and home to a large population of immigrants and Latinos, the Valley has some of the most profound barriers to health care in the entire country. It also has a highly organized network of women fighting for their human right to reproductive health care. Nuestro Texas supports the women of the Valley as they demand policies from the federal government and Texas legislature that promote their reproductive health and build stronger families and communities.

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Upcoming Events

Valley Roundtable with UN Working Group

December 4, 2015 -- 3-5:30pm Valley Roundtable with UN Working Group

Learn more about our roundtable discussion in the Rio Grande Valley with the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice, focusing on gender-based discrimination in South Texas in the areas of health care, the workplace, and immigration. By invitation only, RSVP required.

Austin Roundtable with UN Working Group

December 3, 2015 -- 2-4pm Austin Roundtable with UN Working Group

Learn more about our roundtable discussion in Austin with the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice, focusing on gender-based discrimination in Texas in the areas of health care and immigration. By invitation only, RSVP required.

Workshop: Preparing for Visit of UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women

September 28, 2015 -- 10am-12pm Workshop: Preparing for Visit of UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women

This training will help prepare local activists for the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice's upcoming visit to the Valley. It is by invite only -- see the flyer for details and reach out to learn more.

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