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SisterSong

  • By: Kirsten Isgro
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

The SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a network of over 80 women of color and allied organizations working for reproductive health and sexual rights. As part of the domestic and global reproductive justice movement, Sister-Song addresses not only medical issues but also human rights violations, homelessness, and overall inadequate health care.

SisterSong Collective

Working to improve access to health services, information, and resources, SisterSong is part of a larger history of marginalized communities of women coming together to organize on their own behalf. As an attempt to fill the void of formal research and knowledge about women's health, the Collective formed between 1997 and 1998 when 16 grassroots organizations gathered to discuss the common needs and concerns that contribute to ...

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