The Rio Grande Valley has been severely affected by the Texas legislature’s attack on the reproductive health safety net. These resources explain the policies and their consequences on the health and rights of Latinas.
Learning from Nuestro Texas
Nuestro Texas ran from early 2013 through May 2016. The campaign’s purpose was to bring visibility to individuals most impacted by state and federal policies that placed significant barriers in the way of low-income immigrant women’s ability to access reproductive health care.
At the end of the campaign, Nuestro Texas commissioned a case study to highlight the value of using the human rights framework in a domestic grassroots social justice campaign, articulate some of the lessons and questions that arose along the way, share the success of the campaign’s strategies with other progressive social justice and human rights organizations, and inspire new examples of human rights-based organizing and advocacy.
READ THE CASE STUDY
We hope you find these learnings useful for your own work!
Read about the human rights hearing
In celebration of International Women’s Day in March 2015, the Nuestro Texas campaign held a human rights hearing in the Rio Grande Valley, raising the voices of the Latina and immigrant women most affected by the Texas reproductive health care crisis. This report provides an overview of the hearing, including themes raised during the testimony and the commentary by leading human rights experts.
READ THE REPORT
READ TRANSCRIPTS OF THE TESTIMONY
Read more about the hearing here.
Read the Analysis of the 84th Texas Legislature
This new resource analyzes the major policy outcomes from the 84th Texas Legislative Session that impact the reproductive health and human rights of Texas Latinas. Nuestro Texas examines how this legislative session measured up to the vision for Texas Latinas set out in the blueprint we released prior to the session, A Reproductive Justice Agenda for Latinas.
READ THE ANALYSIS OF THE 84TH TEXAS LEGISLATURE
Read the Blueprint
Following up on their 2013 report on the fight for women’s reproductive health in the Rio Grande Valley, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health now release Nuestro Texas: A Reproductive Justice Agenda for Latinas. This human rights policy agenda, published in 2015, puts forth state policies that promote the health and human rights of Texas Latinas.
READ THE BLUEPRINT
READ THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Read the blueprint and then show your support for the NLIRH Texas Latina Advocacy Network’s lobby day during the 84th Texas legislative session by endorsing it!
Report to the U.N.
In August of 2014, the U.S. Government was reviewed by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on its human rights obligations. Together with a third organization, SisterSong, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health submitted a report to the Committee, drawing on the Nuestro Texas campaign to document discrimination against non-citizen women in access to health care, as well as racial disparities in maternal mortality.
READ THE REPORT TO THE U.N.