The Afiya Center is unique in that it is one of the very few non-profit reproductive justice organizations in North Texas founded and directed by women of color. The Afiya Center is committed to creating an atmosphere where the unique experiences of black women and other women of color are embraced. The Afiya Center addresses the unique needs of women by providing public health education, policy advocacy, community organizing, and leadership development. In addition, we place a special emphasis on the experiences of marginalized women affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty. While many may not be familiar with the term reproductive justice, The Afiya Center, since its inception, swiftly identified the sexual health and reproductive justice framework as effective means to challenge structural power inequalities.
Over the years, The Afiya Center has been successful in the development of leadership and economic empowerment. Many of the women are now serving on local, state, and national planning bodies. Via micro-economic projects designed to promote entrepreneur enterprising women are also changing their immediate ecnomic outcomes which also improves health outcomes.
The Afiya Center’s vision is to end reproductive oppression by challenging and changing harmful policies that increase health and wealth disparities among black and other women of color. Together we are transforming the management and relationship to our sexual health to one that increases self-efficacy and promotes wholeness.
Monetary donations are just one of the many ways you can assist The Afiya Center in the work that is very vital to the community that we serve.
The Afiya Center is a 501c3 organization and your tax deductible donation will assist us in providing programs that serve to positively transform the lives of women and girls to their reproductive health and wellness, decrease the risk of HIV and other STD’s. The donations that you provide will also assist us in providing programs that empower, educate and advocate around issues that impact the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS.