WWAV Launches Healthy Living Initiative, Provides Free Produce to Clients

At Women With a Vision, we understand the ways the multiple systems operating within our society work together to keep marginalized women and their families locked away from the resources they need to lead healthy, whole lives. We understand that it is a privilege for individuals to eat healthy and incorporate fresh produce within one's daily food intake. Traditionally, low-income communities, … [Read more...]

September 16th: Celebrate Global Female Condom Day!

Today, September 16th, 2014, marks the third annual Global Female Condom Day – a day of education and advocacy dedicated to female condoms. Last year, thousands of individuals and nearly 250 organizations from 54 countries participated, demanding greater access to the female condom, an important and dynamic tool that can fight the spread of HIV, STIs, and aid in family planning. Here at Women … [Read more...]

FILM SCREENING: “We Always Resist: Trust Black Women”

On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, Women With a Vision is screening, “We Always Resist: Trust Black Women”, as part of a month-long celebration of 20 years of reproductive justice activism. The 24-minute film provides an informative history of the struggle for reproductive justice within African-American communities and argues that black women have always considered reproductive rights and … [Read more...]

Celebrate 20 Years of Reproductive Justice Organizing with WWAV!

Join WWAV this August to Honor 20 Years of Reproductive Justice Organizing! Women With A Vision is hosting a month of events: panels, teach-ins, brown bags, a film screening, and more, highlighting the movement for reproductive justice. … [Read more...]

WWAV Holding Focus Groups for Women of Faith about Women’s Health

Women with a Vision, Inc. is piloting a project hosting community meetings in the local African-American faith community about women’s health and how the faith community can help support women's health issues in our city and state. To begin these discussions, we are holding two focus groups that will take place this week at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center (4300 S. Broad Street) … [Read more...]

WWAV is a Featured Case Study for Good Practices in Sex Worker-Led HIV Programming

Women With a Vision is honored to be one of the featured organizations in the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)’s new report entitled, “Good Practice in Sex Worker-Led HIV Programming.” NSWP is a leading organization in the sex worker rights’ movement, working to uphold the voices of sex workers globally and to connect regional networks advocating for the rights of female, male, and … [Read more...]

National Women’s Health Week Starts Today!

National Women's Health Week begins on Mother's Day each year. This week, May 11 through May 17, individuals, families, communities, and others across the United States will work toward supporting women as they work toward leading healthier and safer lives. Women With a Vision will post a series of informational posts about the health of women in our community here on our website. Stay tuned … [Read more...]

Join WWAV Staff at Women’s Health Day on May 15th in Baton Rouge!

The Louisiana Center for Health Equity is hosting it’s 3rd annual Women’s Retreat/Women’s Health Day on May 15th to coincide with National Women’s Health Week, along with Louisiana Senator Sharon Weston Broome, and in collaboration with the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation. The event will run all day at the State Capitol and the Capitol Park Welcome Center in Baton Rouge. The key … [Read more...]

Revictimizing Survivors: Local Case Highlights Barriers to Incident Reporting

Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes in the United States to date. There are many barriers that survivors experience to seeking law enforcement intervention: embarrassment, shame, guilt, and most importantly mistrust in the criminal justice system. Experiencing sexual assault is an extremely traumatic experience that occurs in a person’s lifetime. What is further … [Read more...]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. In the United States, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime and nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced other forms of sexual violence at some point in their lives. Even with the known statistics, sexual assaults remains one of the most underreported crimes in the … [Read more...]

On 2/26, Sign Up for the Affordable Care Act at WWAV!

Women With A Vision and EXCELth Family Health Center present: HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT DAY Come by WWAV's office and sign up for an Affordable Care Act health plan! Have your questions answered and get the information you need to get you and your family covered! For more info, please call (504) 301-0428. February 26, 2014 NOON - 3:00PM 1001 S. Broad Street, Suite 200 (2nd floor of the Art … [Read more...]

February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort to raise awareness about dating violence, promote programs that support youth, and encourage communities to prevent this form of abuse with the goal of decreasing the prevalence of dating violence amongst teens. Women With A Vision has launched a new program focusing on Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Dating Violence, … [Read more...]

Join WWAV at the New Orleans Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Red Umbrella March!

Come march with Women With a Vision staff this Saturday, February 8th at the 5th New Orleans Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Congo Square in Armstrong Park. Starting at noon, WWAV will join groups and residents from around the city in a Red Umbrella march and second line through the Treme neighborhood, and through areas of the 5th, 6th and 7th wards to raise awareness about the disproportionate … [Read more...]

Facts about Stalking for National Stalking Awareness Month

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and this month Women With A Vision is launching our new program focusing on Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Dating Violence, specifically aimed at African-American women and LGBTQ survivors. This year is the 10th anniversary of Stalking Awareness month, and we wanted to leave you with a few facts: Stalking is a crime in all 50 States including … [Read more...]

Get Up-to-Date News From WWAV’s Newsletter and E-List!

Women With a Vision's new print newsletter, Voices and Visions, will come out twice annually and contain updates, articles, pictures, and stories about our current work. You can read our Fall/Winter 2013 print newsletter online by clicking on the image to the right.  Click here to download a high resolution version for printing. Starting in 2014, we'll also have quarterly electronic newsletters … [Read more...]

Join Us This Week at the Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Conference!

This has been a busy December for us at Women With a Vision as our staff and volunteers have prepared to welcome harm reductionists and drug policy reform advocates from across the South and nation. And it's not too late for you to join us this Thursday and Friday at the Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Conference here in New Orleans! Conference registration and details are … [Read more...]

Zina Mitchell is Bringing Hope to the People of New Orleans and Teaching Them How to Fight for their Rights!

Zina Mitchell has long been a member of the WWAV family. As we move into 2014, we are thrilled to announce that she will be transitioning into her new role as our resident Harm Reductionist and Outreach Worker. Zina  is a native of New Orleans, born and raised in the 7th Ward. She first connected with WWAV as a client and volunteer while still in the throes of her addiction, and has since … [Read more...]

The 504: Women With A Vision fight the spreading of AIDS

Tune into The 504 to hear Deon Haywood talks about how WWAV is fighting the social ills that contribute to HIV/ AIDS spreading amongst women and communities of color.   … [Read more...]

Catherine Jones Joins WWAV in Approaching Drug Use and Overdose from a Public Health Perspective

On November 15th, WWAV hosted our our first Overdose Prevention and Naloxone training with Dr. Catherine Jones.  And this is just the beginning of our work together! Catherine Jones, MD, was born and raised in New Orleans. She came to medicine after a decade of community organizing, harm reduction, and racial justice work in New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Catherine graduated from … [Read more...]

Will You Need Methadone at the Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Conference?

Notice to visitors of the Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Conference, December 12-13 in New Orleans: If you need/want access to methadone during your visit, please register with your local methadone clinic 2-4 weeks in advance of the conference. Let them know you'll be in New Orleans and want "guest dosages" sent to a New Orleans methadone clinic. The clinic closest to the conference … [Read more...]