Posts Tagged ‘mississippi’

10/21/2020

Spotlight on Spectrum: The Other Clinic

Let’s Celebrate a Victory! Healthcare for Trans Persons and Repro Justice This month we are highlighting a positive development in the reproductive justice landscape in Mississippi: We have a new gender affirming hormone therapy practice, Spectrum: The Other Clinic, based in Hattiesburg! RJ means giving repro healthcare, rights, and justice for EVERYONE. Access to this essential medical […]

05/15/2020

Childcare: Our Unspoken Crisis

The Childcare Situation is Dire. Let’s Talk About It. Schools are closed, camps are canceled, and many daycares are closed as well. Working parents are expected to continue to work full-time and also become care-givers for their children. Even though our society does not recognize care-giving as valid work that deserves fair pay, providing care is […]

10/24/2019

Advocacy Spotlight: Gender-Based Violence

We yearn for a world where every person lives with dignity, health, and joy — where no one lives in fear of violence in their home or out in the world. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, we will be shining a light on the realities of gender-based violence and sharing resources for survivors […]

09/24/2019

Advocacy Spotlight: The Equal Rights Amendment

Did you know that there is no constitutional protection that explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex? That is because the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which was introduced in Congress nearly 100 years ago, has never been ratified. Mississippi is one of thirteen states that have failed to support this amendment. Without the necessary […]

06/25/2019

Celebrating Legislative Protections for Reproductive Rights

Abortion restrictions and bans seem to be dominating headlines on a daily basis. As attacks on reproductive rights continue to rise and increase in severity, it can be easy to overlook the significant achievements and strides being made to protect and expand access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare in several states around the country. These legislative […]

03/18/2019

Honoring Mississippi’s Change Makers

Fannie Lou Hamer once said, “You don’t run away from problems–you just face them.” Throughout our nation’s history Mississippi women, particularly women of color, have been standing up and speaking out for change. On March 9, 2019, a powerful group of organizations and individuals came together on the Coast to celebrate International Women’s Day with […]

01/17/2019

January Resource Review: 5 Titles to Add to Your 2019 Reading list

  Did you know that reading more books ranks as the seventh most popular New Year’s resolution that people make? That’s one goal that we can get behind! Whether you have committed to reading more in 2019 and are looking for books to add to your to-read list–or if you simply want to gain a better understanding […]

11/20/2018

Paying for Child Care in Mississippi

$4,863. That was the average annual cost of child care for Mississippi parents back in 2014. For full-time workers paid the state’s minimum hourly wage of $7.25, infant care would account for more than 30% of their monthly income–and that’s before taxes. With this high price tag coupled with no national paid parental leave policy, […]

10/15/2018

Called to Resist: Honoring the Legacy of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion

The faithful activism of Rev. Bill Kirby, a United Methodist pastor who helped lead the Missouri Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion, is tied to his long-held belief that God is love. Guided by Jesus’s commandment to “Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself,” Rev. Kirby felt called to assist nearly two […]

01/09/2018

Celebrating Our Members

As we kick off this new year at Faith in Women, we first want to take this opportunity to celebrate the amazing contributions of our supporters in 2017.  In December we asked you to participate in a year-end engagement survey to let us know about the work you have done in your communities to advance […]