Give OUT Day is a national fundraising event on Tuesday, August 2nd for nonprofits serving LGBTQ communities all over the country. These organizations help secure the rights, meet the needs, and celebrate the lives of LGBTQ people! The LGBTQ Advocacy work at WWAV interests with other systemic issues we see […]
www.wwav-no.org | Women With A Vision, Inc. (WWAV) is a community-based non-profit, founded in 1989 by a grassroots collective of African-American women in response to the spread of HIV/AIDS in communities of color.
Created by and for women of color, WWAV is a social justice non-profit that addresses issues faced by women within our community and region. Major areas of focus include Sex Worker Rights, Drug Policy Reform, HIV Positive Women’s Advocacy, and Reproductive Justice outreach.
We envision an environment in which there is no war against women’s bodies, in which women have spaces to come together and share their stories, in which women are empowered to make decisions concerning their own bodies and lives, and in which women have the necessary support to realize their hopes, dreams, and full potential.
Originally focused on health promotion and community outreach, we have expanded our focus to include policy-level initiatives that negatively affect women and communities of color within Louisiana and elsewhere.
Community organizers in New Orleans have received word that Gov. Edwards office is keeping a tally TODAY (May 18th) of how many people make time to call to support or reject the ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill. Call NOW at 225.342.7015 and demand the Governor REJECT this bill. This […]
DONATE TO WWAV FOR GIVENOLA HERE DONATE TO WWAV FOR GIVENOLA HERE Women with a Vision, Inc.is excited to participate in #GiveNOLA Day on Tuesday, May 3rd. GiveNOLA Day is a city-wide, one-day, annual online giving event to inspire people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that are making […]
GET FREE TICKETS TO THE MUSEUM OF DRUG POLICY Today through Thursday (April 19th-21st), the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (U.N.G.A.S.S) will meet in New York to evaluate and reconsider worldwide efforts at drug control policies and their impact. The last session (held in 1998) saw member […]
At Women With A Vision, we see first hand how low wages and economic insecurity impact women and our communities. Economic instability is often the precursor and/or an intricately-linked compounding factor to the many injustices that our clients face, especially when they find themselves at the intersection of […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 11th, 2016 Media contact: Desiree Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org NEW ORLEANS – The sixth annual national Desiree Alliance Conference, themed “The Sex Workers Rights Movement: Addressing Justice,” will take place here in downtown New Orleans, July 10th-15th, 2016. Previous locations for the conference include San […]
This weekend 3 WWAV staff members, Nia Weeks (Director of Policy & Advocacy), Nakita Shavers (Reproductive & Sexual Health Program Coordinator) and Mwende Katwiwa (Programs Assistant) will be traveling to Amherst, M.A. for the annual Civil Liberties and Public Policies (C.L.P.P) Conference Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom! If […]
More Police ≠ Safer Cities!! On Saturday April 9th, New Orleanians are being asked to vote on a new public safety millage to fund the NOPD by an additional $17.7 million a year to increase the size of the NOPD from 1100 to 1600 officers, a 40% increase, […]
Monday night, Sheriff Gusman attended Justice and Beyond’s weekly meeting to respond to the most recent call for his resignation that had been coordinated by the Orleans Parrish Prison Reform Coalition (O.P.P.R.C.) in conjunction with several local, faith-based leaders. Prior to the meeting, there was talk amongst folks at […]
On March 21st, 2016, a collection of community members and organizations led by The Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) called a press conference to demand the resignation of Sheriff Marlin Gusman. The action was supported by a group of more than a dozen Black religious leaders in the city […]