Advocacy

Since its inception, SisterLove, Inc. has been at the forefront of community-based advocacy for women of color living with HIV/AIDS, for women of color at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS, and for all individuals who belong to marginalized communities that are severely and disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS, especially in the Deep South and Global South. Historically, we have focused our advocacy efforts on cisgender women of color in the African diaspora. However, we are expanding our advocacy vision, outreach, and service provision to better meet the needs of transgender and gender variant individuals, and lesbian, bisexual, gay, and queer-identified youth, women, and men.

We approach our HIV advocacy as a matter of human rights and Reproductive Justice. We apply a Reproductive Justice lens in the way we conceptualize HIV policy issues and innovate community-based solutions to those issues from the grassroots up. In order to meaningfully address the impacts of HIV/AIDS on women of color, we center the experiences of those directly impacted by the epidemic and the social determinants of health that shape sexual and reproductive health outcomes. To this end, SisterLove works in five major advocacy areas, including:

 

  • HIV/AIDS Treatment and Healthcare
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Stigma, Discrimination, and Structural Violence
  • Bodily Autonomy and Interpersonal Violence
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

 

SISTERLOVE’S CURRENT CAMPAIGN

2015 State Legislatures and Congressional Actions on Abortion & Reproductive Health: THE IMPACT ON BLACK WOMEN