Our Mission: To Strengthen a Movement
WomenNOW! aims to organize women and girls of African and Indigenous descent to build a vigorous and more collective movement, assess and influence the content and execution of the international discourse on the intersections of HIV, Gender-based Violence, and sexual and reproductive wellbeing.
About the Continuum
The WomenNOW! Sexual and Reproductive Justice Continuum is a virtual, transnational organizing effort that seeks to create and establish a network of Black feminists across the globe. Our goal is to hold nine regional convenings throughout all of 2021 to create a framework and focus for the WomenNOW! 2021 In-Person Summit in Durban, South Africa.
Due to the circumstances that result from the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be holding a virtual webinar series that will take place from January 2021, until the WomenNOW! 2021 Summit in December 2021. Due to the risks of in-person communication, we will virtually convene region by region, and then finally gather in-person and online at the global gathering of Black women at WomenNOW! December 3-5, 2021.
Our goal is to discuss critical issues which disproportionately affect our lives and communities, as well as advocacy efforts, and the future of reproductive justice. Issues such as white supremacy, neoliberal capitalism and colonialism, sexual and reproductive injustices, and global pandemics are at the forefront of determining the quality and dignity of our lives and struggles.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“I had the honor and benefit of both attending and planning Women Now! since its inaugural event in Durban, South Africa 2016. It is THE premier global event related to women and girls of the African diaspora's sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. I look forward to continuing to assist in any capacity.“
— Danielle Campbel, Attended WomenNOW! 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019