National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
50 Broad Street, Suite 1825, New York, NY, 10004
Phone: (212) 422-2553 | Fax: (212) 422-2556
Silvia Henriquez, Executive Director
Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Deputy Director
Maria Elena Perez, Director of Community Mobilization
Type of Organization: National Policy/Research/Education
The mission of National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities through education, advocacy and coalition building.
Latinas face a unique and complex array of reproductive health and rights issues that are exacerbated by poverty, gender, racial and ethnic discrimination and xenophobia. These circumstances make it especially difficult for Latinas to access reproductive health care services, including the full range of available reproductive health technologies and abortion services. We believe that in order to substantially improve the reproductive health of Latinas and protect their rights to exercise reproductive freedom, NLIRH must locate reproductive health and rights issues within a broader social justice framework that seeks to bring an end to poverty and discrimination and affirms human dignity and the right to self-determination.