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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Join BLAC on Dec. 13th for a Holiday Party!

Join Women With A Vision, Inc. for our monthly gathering of B.L.A.C., the Black LGBTQ Action Coalition! Invite your friends! This month BLAC is hosting a Holiday Party on Sunday December 13th from 5-8pm at Second Wine Vine! Each one bring one style, the more the merrier! Are you a Black LGBTQ+ identified person? Are you looking for the perfect holiday meet up with other folks like you? Come on … [Read more...]

Deon Haywood to Speak at NYU’s “Theory on the Ground”

Women With A Vision's Executive Director Deon Haywood will be speaking at "Theory on the ground: religion and spirituality repressing and redeeming the struggles for justice," an NYU Center for Religion and Media event Thursday, November 5th at 6pm at 20 Cooper Square, 4th floor. The conversation will center on ways religion, race, gender, and sexuality intersect in the battle to resist state … [Read more...]

WWAV Statement In Support of Day of Action to End Violence Against WLHIV

WWAV Statement In Support of October 23rd Day of Action to End Violence Against WLHIV This month Women With A Vision, Inc. (WWAV) has stood alongside individuals, communities, and organizations across the United States in recognizing October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At the community level, we’ve worked to highlight the impact of domestic violence against women, LGBTQ … [Read more...]

Dr. Willie Parker & Deon Haywood In Conversation: Reproductive Justice and Ethics in Human Services

Women With A Vision is excited that our Executive Director Deon Haywood will be in conversation with Dr. Willie Parker, a prominent leader in the reproductive justice movement. Reproductive Justice: Ethics in Human Services Tuesday, November 3, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST) Free Event Light Dinner Provided Tulane Law School, Weinmann Hall, Room 110 Presented by Tulane University's … [Read more...]

WWAV Hosts Dancers’ Safety & Rights Meeting on Oct. 28th

WOMEN WITH A VISION COMMUNITY VOICES PROJECT Dancers Speak OUT! A Dancers’ Safety Forum & Know Your Rights Conversation! Women With A Vision, Inc. is hosting a safe space for women who work as dancers in New Orleans’ strip clubs, gentlemen’s clubs, nightclubs, and bars to talk about their experiences and share their stories. Open to all who identify as dancers in the local club … [Read more...]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Wear Purple!

October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth. Wear purple -- the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month -- during the month of October and use this as a way to tell others why ending domestic violence is important to you. Take a picture of yourself and post to facebook or twitter using the hashtag #WWAVAgainstDV to show support for survivors of DV/IPV, and WWAV will put it in our collection … [Read more...]

Join WWAV for October’s BLAC Meeting on DV/IPV!

Join Women With a Vision, Inc. for our monthly meeting of B.L.A.C. (the Black LGBTQ Action Coalition)! Invite your friends! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so BLAC we will be focusing on DV/IPV in LGBTQ relationships. Check the flyer for details and we will see you October 18th at 5pm at 8539 Willow Street. *BLAC (the Black LGBTQ Action Coalition) is open to all those why … [Read more...]

Join WWAV for the Next BLAC Meeting!

Join Women With A Vision, Inc. for the next monthly gathering of B.L.A.C., the Black LGBTQ Action Coalition! Invite your friends! This Sunday, Sept 27, 2015 from 5-8pm BLAC will meet up at Shamrock New Orleans (4133 Carrolton Ave.)...but wait...there's more! This month's meeting happens to fall on a Saints Sunday so we've reserved Shamrock from 12-5pm for a BLAC Saints watch party so come on … [Read more...]

The Beijing Platform Turns 20: Deon Haywood, One of 12 Women Honored For Their Fight for Justice

Women With a Vision, Inc. is honored that our Executive Director Deon Haywood was included on the Front Line Defenders list of 12 Women Fighting for the 12 Goals established in the Beijing Platform for Action on this 20th anniversary of the platform. Front Line Defenders is the international foundation for the protection of human rights defenders. Deon received recognition for her work to … [Read more...]


Today, September 22, 2015, is National Voter Registration Day, and tomorrow, September 23, 2015 is the official deadline to register in time to vote in the 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial primary on Saturday, October 24. If you’ve recently moved or turned 18, or if you will turn 18 by October 24, today is the perfect day to take 2 minutes and register to vote. It’s never been more important to … [Read more...]

Join WWAV this Sept. 12th for the People’s Agenda Conference!

Women With a Vision, Inc. is excited to be part of the POWER Coalition and part of hosting Saturday’s conference. WWAV will be facilitating panels on Criminalization, LGBTQ Rights, and Reproductive Justice. Come out and let your voice be heard! *** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2015 For more information: LaTanja Silvester 504-210-6659 Jacqueline Jones 504-491-1179 Nate Faulk … [Read more...]

Women With a Vision Applauds Adoption of Amnesty’s Policy Supporting the Human Rights of Sex Workers

On Tuesday, August 11, the international human rights organization Amnesty International voted to adopt a policy “that seeks attainment of the highest possible protection of the human rights of sex workers, through measures that include the decriminalization of sex work” at their International Council Meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Women With a Vision was one of hundreds of organizations that … [Read more...]