National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

50 Broad Street, Suite 1937, New York, NY, 10004

Phone: (212) 422-2553 | Fax: (212) 422-2556
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Principal Staff:

Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Executive Director

Shibahi Gambhir, Director of Operations and Finance

Type of Organization: National Policy/Research/Education
Founded: 1994

Mission Statement:

The mission of National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities through education, advocacy and coalition building.

Subject Expertise:
Latinas face a unique and complex array of reproductive health and rights issues that are exacerbated by poverty, gender, racial and ethnic discrimination and xenophobia. These circumstances make it especially difficult for Latinas to access reproductive health care services, including the full range of available reproductive health technologies and abortion services. We believe that in order to substantially improve the reproductive health of Latinas and protect their rights to exercise reproductive freedom, NLIRH must locate reproductive health and rights issues within a broader social justice framework that seeks to bring an end to poverty and discrimination and affirms human dignity and the right to self-determination.

Annual Meetings/Conferences: