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...]

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...]

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 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...]

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...]

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 Hosts Second Meeting of the Black LGBTQ Action Coalition!

Join WWAV for a second meeting of BLAC, the Black LGBTQ Action Coalition! Invite your friends to the event page! MEET US AT Funky NOLA ANYTIME BETWEEN 5-8pm ON SUNDAY JULY 12th, 2015. RSVP on Facebook here. B.L.A.C. is a space for Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, same gender loving and Transgender people livin...g in the U.S. South to work together around the social … [Read more...]

WWAV Summer Reading List!

Looking for some reads to fill your summer days? Check out WWAV's Summer Reading List! Featuring books by, for, and about people of color! … [Read more...]

WWAV Hosts Townhall for Black Women!

Join WWAV & our partners on June 18th for: BREAKING THE SILENCE: A Townhall on Black Women Too often there is a deafening silence on the ways Black women are impacted by the state. Here in New Orleans, Black women are criminalized and incarcerated at higher rates, face unaddressed trauma, are subjected to housing and other kinds of discrimination and are invisibilized in the narratives on … [Read more...]

*TODAY* Support WWAV for GiveOUT Day!!

Today is Give OUT Day, the national day of giving for the LGBTQ community - a 24-hour online fundraising campaign that unites the LGBTQ community nationally to raise critically needed funds to support the diverse array of LGBTQ nonprofits including advocacy groups, community centers, arts groups, organizers, clinics, student clubs, sports leagues, and more. This has been another exciting … [Read more...]

Support the work of WWAV this GiveNOLA day (5.5.15)! 

This coming Tuesday May 5th is #GiveNOLA Day! Hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day is the community’s one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give to the nonprofit organizations that make our region a stronger and more thriving community for all. The more votes WWAV gets, the better chance we have to win! Wondering where your money goes? Check out the breakdown … [Read more...]

This Legislative Session, Support Women’s Health & Rights!

The Louisiana legislative session began on April 13th, and WWAV has been working to bring the issues impacting our communities to the table, and advocating for policies that will improve the lives of marginalized women and their families in Louisiana. Several bills introduced this session pose a threat to our community’s basic human rights -- from a personhood amendment that would have the … [Read more...]

WWAV Joins National and Local Drug-Reform Advocates in Hosting a One-Day Conference to Chart a Health-Based Approach to Drug Policy

Download New Directions Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2015 Contact: Desiree Evans Office: 504-301-0428 Email: desiree@wwav-no.org WWAV Joins National and Local Drug-Reform Advocates in Hosting a One-Day Conference to Chart a Health-Based Approach to Drug Policy Louisiana Leads Nation in Incarceration Rates; Prison Population Has Doubled in Last 20 Years, With … [Read more...]

Women With a Vision Hosts screening of “The House I Live In,” Winner of Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival

Download Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2015 Contact: Desiree Evans Office: 504-301-0428 Email: desiree@wwav-no.org Women With a Vision Hosts screening of “The House I Live In,” Winner of Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival Documentary Offers Poignant and Disturbing Look at Devastating Impact of War on Drugs on Families and Communities NEW ORLEANS, LA - … [Read more...]

25 Years Ago Our Foremothers Had A Vision of the Future…

December 12, 2014 Dear WWAV family, This has been an incredible year for all of us at Women With A Vision. We have seen tremendous growth in our programming and capacity, and much of that is thanks to your support. Over the course of 2014, our small staff has worked tirelessly, both locally and nationally, to amplify the voices of our communities, ones most often ignored and … [Read more...]

Stop by WWAV and Get Covered! ACA Enrollment Info Sessions & More!

On November 15th, the health insurance marketplace reopened, and open enrollment will continue through February 15th, 2015. The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an important step to affirming each person’s human right to health care and to ensuring our communities get the healthcare we need. This is important particularly for the marginalized communities that WWAV has worked with over the years … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Support WWAV This #GivingTuesday!

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Charities, families, businesses, community centers, advocates, and students around the world will come together for a common purpose today: to celebrate generosity, to give, and to make a difference in their communities. Please consider giving to Women With A Vision this year! Together we can turn our visions into action. Here are a … [Read more...]