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...]

Register to Vote Today In Order To Vote in Nov. 21st General Election!

October 21st, 2015 is the last day to register to vote! Visit www.geauxvote.com for more information or to register /check your registration status! If you had already registered by September 23, 2015, you are able to vote in the 2015 gubernatorial primary happening this Saturday, October 24th. If you vote this Saturday, do so as early as you can and encourage others to ensure maximum … [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...]

WWAV Has A New Temporary Office Space!

WWAV Has A New Temporary Office Space! Since closing on our new home at 1822 N. Claiborne Avenue on December 31, 2012, we have begun plans for transforming it into our Vision House, with a targeted reopening date of January 1, 2017. Until Vision House is up and running, we are thrilled to be making our temporary office home at: Women With A Vision 1226 N. Broad Street New Orleans, LA … [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...]

Get Involved With WWAV this fall! New Job Openings and Call for Volunteers!

Women With A Vision, Inc. is hiring for part-time and full-time staff positions, and we're also looking for a few good volunteers/interns this fall! For more information, check out our Employment Opportunities and Call for Volunteers/Interns.       … [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...]

REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY!

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 on Sept. 14th for a Forum on Accessing Healthcare After Prison!

Please join Women With a Vision, Inc. and other organizations on Monday, September 14th from 6-8PM for a community forum on accessing health care after prison! Download Flyer … [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...]

TAKE THE POSITIVELY TRANS (T+) SURVEY!

TAKE THE POSITIVELY TRANS (T+) SURVEY! Are you a Transgender or Gender Non-conforming person living with HIV? Do you want to be entered for a chance to win a $50, $100 or $200 VISA gift card? Then take the Positively Trans (T+) survey today to make your story heard and for your chance to win! Positively Trans (T+) is a project of the Transgender Law Center and is based on the idea that we … [Read more...]

WWAV Statement on the 10th Anniversary of Katrina: We Have Not Recovered

Ten Years Gone: We Have Not Recovered Today, on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we at Women With a Vision, Inc. remember, lift up, and honor those who have been forgotten, those erased from their own stories and histories, those displaced by the flood and by the mechanisms of white supremacy, neoliberalism, and disaster capitalism that has characterized the “rebuilding” of New … [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...]

Deon Haywood Presents at FREE HER Legislative Conference!

WWAV's Executive Director Deon Haywood will be presenting at the FREE HER Legislative Advocacy Conference this August 4-5th, 2015 at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at Harvard Law School. She will be speaking on a panel covering legislative advocacy and political organizing based on the work of Women With a Vision. This two-day conference brings justice involved women and allies together … [Read more...]

WWAV’s Vision House Chosen for Tulane City Center’s 2015 Design Project

Women With a Vision is excited to be one of Tulane City Center’s new community collaborative design projects for 2015. Through this program, Tulane City Center and Tulane School of Architecture faculty and students provide pro-bono design and planning services to New Orleans based non-profit and community-based organizations each fall. WWAV is Tulane City Center’s IMAGINE project partner, and … [Read more...]

WWAV Statement on Jindal Administration Cutting Medicaid Funding to Planned Parenthood

WWAV Statement on Jindal Administration Cutting Medicaid Funding to Planned Parenthood Defunding Creates Barriers to Services for Low-Income Women and Women of Color In a move that will threaten the health of low-income women and other marginalized women across the state of Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal announced Monday that the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) will be … [Read more...]

WWAV Launches New Blog!

Check out Women With a Vision's new blog: http://myexistenceispolitical.com/ Stay tuned for writings, opinions, insights, and news from the staff and volunteers of WWAV, exploring issues important to our work: racial justice, gender justice, reproductive rights, violence against women and queer people, LGBTQ rights, sex worker rights, drug policy reform, harm reduction, and much … [Read more...]