In order to highlight pockets of excellence across the country, the NNED selects an organization to highlight once a month. Women With A Vision, Inc. has been selected as the Partner of the Month for March in celebration of Women’s History Month.
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 the community and region. Major areas of focus include Sex Worker Rights, Drug Policy Reform, HIV Positive Women’s Advocacy, and Reproductive Justice outreach.
WWAV envisions 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.
WWAV’s core work includes:
- Women’s Health Education, Promotion & Advocacy
- Harm Reduction, Overdose Prevention & Drug Policy Reform
- HIV/AIDS & STI Prevention & Education
- Gender-Based Violence Prevention
- Sex Worker Advocacy
- LGBTQ Advocacy
- Civic Engagement
Learn more about how Women With A Vision stands alongside marginalized women, their families, and their communities, and walk with them to address the social conditions that hinder their health and well-being.
View a list of previous NNED Partners of the Month here.