Deon Haywood to be Honored at SisterSong’s 20th Anniversary Gala and Warrior Women Celebration

In a few weeks, SisterSong will celebrate 20 years of amplifying the lived experiences of women of color and working to advance Reproductive Justice here in New Orleans! As part of this historic meeting, SisterSong will honor the life and achievements WWAV's own "Warrior Woman," our Executive Director Deon Haywood. Since Hurricane Katrina, Deon has led WWAV to a vibrant locally-rooted … [Read more...]

RJ Week of Action Campaign!

    Today Women With A Vision, Inc. (WWAV) kicks off our Reproductive Justice Week of Action Campaign. We are collaborating with local and national partners to center the lives and experiences of Black women in Louisiana.  We are highlighting the health needs, social issues, and policy concerns of our families and communities. Women With A Vision, Inc. is a New Orleans-based … [Read more...]

Integrated Voter Engagement Kick Off!

Today, Women With A Vision is kicking off our Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) work! By mobilizing our base of no income, low income, and working class Black women living in the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Wards of New Orleans, we are creating new pathways for Black women to interact with policy makers and to shape the policies that impact our lives. Our IVE work this year will focus on deepening voter … [Read more...]

TODAY! Louisiana Black Women’s Advocacy Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Our Voice, Our Time: Louisiana Black Women’s Advocacy Day” Contact: Nia Weeks, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Women with a Vision niaweeks@gmail.com On April 26, 2017, sponsored by State Senator Karen Carter Peterson, Women With a Vision (WWAV) will bring Black Women from across Louisiana to Baton Rouge for an advocacy day focused on Black Women’s issues and … [Read more...]

WWAV Presents: Our Voice Our Time: Black Women’s Advocacy Day at the Capital

Our Voice Our Time: Black Women's Advocacy Day at the Capital On April 26, 2017, Women With a Vision, Inc. will undertake the amazing task of bringing together Black Women from across the state of Louisiana to Baton Rouge for an advocacy day focused on Black Women’s issues. Women With A Vision, Inc. (WWAV) is a New Orleans-based non-profit, founded in 1989 by a grassroots collective of … [Read more...]

Deon Haywood to be Honored with SisterLove’s “Pandora Singleton Ally Award”!

On Friday, October 14, WWAV’s Executive Director, Deon Haywood, will be honored by SisterLove, Inc with the "Pandora Singleton Ally Award." This award is a distinguished honor that is given each year to an individual who has worked in the movement to eradicate HIV/AIDS for 20 years or more. The award will be presented as part of the 7th Annual 2020 Leading Women's Awards through which … [Read more...]

Join WWAV this Sept. 10th for the All Access Concert – Live Streaming Party in New Orleans!

Want to be a part of a night that will make history? On September 10th, 2016, Women With A Vision, Inc., Lift Louisiana, the National Council of Jewish Women New Orleans, and Tulane University’s “If When How Chapter” are hosting an All Access Concert Live Streaming Party in New Orleans, where we will be watching live streamed performances from the All Access Concert at the Wolstein Center in … [Read more...]

Introducing: *Young* Women With A Vision, A Free Afterschool Program for Teen Black Girls!

Women With A Vision, Inc. (WWAV) is proud to announce the start of our "Young Women With A Vision" program! Young Women With A Vision (YWWAV) is WWAV’s new weekly afterschool program for highschool-aged Black girls in New Orleans (and those within that age range outside of traditional school systems). Recognizing a lack of programming that specifically explores the experiences of and promotes … [Read more...]

A Message From Deon Haywood, Executive Director of Women With A Vision, Inc.

August 1, 2016 Dear Friends and Supporters of Women With A Vision, Inc., Today, I write to you not only as longtime supporters of Women With A Vision (WWAV), but also as members of our beloved community. I write to you on the eve of undertaking the biggest fight of my life. On July 20, 2016, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Effective Friday, August 5th, I will be on medical leave as the … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Victory Just a Step for RH Access

In a landmark decision the Supreme Court has prioritized women’s abortion autonomy.  In a 5-3 decision, the High Court ruled to uphold a woman’s constitutional right to make decisions about her reproductive health. Women across many states including Louisiana have been unable to access abortions because of many restrictions that were masked as health protections.  The court said that the supposed … [Read more...]

Mark your calendars: MAY 3RD is GiveNOLA Day!

Women With A Vision appreciates your continued support of our work, and we want to share a fundraising opportunity with you, GiveNOLA Day. Tuesday, May 3rd is GiveNOLA Day, a city-wide, one-day, annual online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that are making our region stronger, creating a thriving community for all. Every gift helps … [Read more...]

Join WWAV For Discussion on Women and the War on Drugs!

More Than Collateral Consequence: Women, Incarceration & the War on Drugs Wednesday, March 30, 2016 6:00-8:00PM @ RAE House, 1212 St. Bernard Ave. in New Orleans The U.S. Drug War has had a devastating impact on women and families, who have been greatly affected by harmful policies and laws. But so often the impact on women and girls is invisibilized. Join WWAV as we explore the … [Read more...]

Support WWAV This Holiday Season!

Dear Friends, 2015 has been an incredible year for all of us at Women With A Vision. This year WWAV celebrates twenty-six years of grassroots work to improve the lives of marginalized women, their families, and communities. Our programming and staff has grown this year, and so much of that comes from your support! In 1989, our foremothers first came together with a mission. From various … [Read more...]

WWAV’s Statement On The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Today, December 17th, 2015, Women With A Vision, Inc. joins sex worker communities and social justice organizations from around the world in recognizing this International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Sex workers’ rights advocates will stand together today to highlight the various forms of violence sex workers experience in their countries. Since our founding, WWAV has fought for … [Read more...]

Join WWAV on Dec. 15th for an ACA Info Session!

Need health insurance for you or your family? The Affordable Care Act Open enrollment period is here! Come by Women With A Vision's office on Tuesday, December 15th and sign up for an Affordable Care Act health plan or have your questions answered from 5:30-7:30pm! A representative from the City of New Orleans Health Department will be on hand to help you navigate the marketplace, educate you … [Read more...]

WWAV Welcomes Three New Staff Members this December!

WWAV IS GROWING! Women With A Vision, Inc. is excited to bring on three new staff members this December who will play a vital role in expanding our work and programming in the areas of community outreach, sexual and reproductive health, and legislative policy and advocacy. All three new hires are native New Orleans women with deep connections in the parish, and with long histories of community … [Read more...]

Join WWAV at our Housewarming Party and Fall Open House!

This fall Women With A Vision has gone through many amazing changes. From hiring 3 new staff people to moving to a new temporary office space located at 1226 N. Broad Street, we have much to celebrate and we want to invite you to celebrate with us! Join us on Wednesday, December 9th from 5-8pm at our new office space at our Housewarming Party and Fall Open House! Come help the WWAV staff … [Read more...]

WWAV Joins Advocates at The People’s Mobilization on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Counter Conference

WWAV is excited to part of this two-day event shedding a light on the intersectional needs of HIV/AIDS policy! The People's Mobilization on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Atlanta Counter Conference at the National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) Center for Civil and Human Rights 100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW December 7-8, 2015 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Mirroring the need for intersectionality … [Read more...]

SAVE THE DATE: WWAV Joins Desiree Alliance for Their 6th Annual Sex Workers’ Rights Conference!

SAVE THE DATE: WWAV is excited to be co-hosting the 2016 Desiree Alliance Conference here in New Orleans! 6th National Desiree Alliance Conference The Sex Worker Rights Movement: Addressing Justice July 10-15, 2016 New Orleans, LA From the Desiree Alliance: Desiree Alliance organizes conferences to provide leadership and create space for sex workers and supporters to come together … [Read more...]

Help Stock WWAV’s Black Feminist Lending Library!

WWAV IS FUNDRAISING TO CREATE A LENDING LIBRARY! Much of Women With A Vision, Inc.'s work is about creating a space for those most impacted by harmful policies to tell their stories and to speak their own truths. WWAV works at the intersections, striving to understand the inner-workings of institutional racism — how white supremacy, classism, hetero-patriarchy, cis-sexism, homophobia, and … [Read more...]