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The 2021 Reproductive Justice Impact Evaluation Executive Summary


Eighty reproductive or birth justice organizations supported by Groundswell Fund or via one of its grantmaking partners reflected on their work, progress made, and challenges encountered in 2021. They described the headwinds and tailwinds they faced, the allies they worked with, and their strategies. Collectively, these organizations have programs in 49 of 50 states (all except West Virginia), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Reproductive and Birth Justice Movements work intersectionally to secure changes that support people in decisions about whether and when to have children, and to raise those children in safe and healthy environments. Most reproductive and birth justice organizations explicitly combine reproductive and racial justice approaches, often addressing issues of workers’ rights, economic justice, environmental health, and LGBTQIA+ equality as part of their core work or through cross-issue organizing.

Informing Change immersed itself in the stories and data shared by these organizations. We worked together with the team at Groundswell Fund to aggregate and synthesize the information in this report. The report was designed and illustrated by Audrey 2.0 Collective. A web-based version created by Teal Media is available here.