Through research, analysis and shared dialogue, Forward Together develops a range of tools and media that support reproductive justice organizing and movement building work.
These resources provide lessons and models for effectively advancing reproductive justice on the ground and for strengthening the coordination, collaboration and strategy of the Reproductive Justice Movement.
Led by Forward Together and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights with the support of Research Action Design and 20 grassroots partners, Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families proves that the costs of locking up millions of people is much deeper than we think – when we lock up individuals we also break apart their families and communities. This new report reveals the overwhelming debt, mental and physical ailments and severed family bonds that are some of the hidden consequences of incarceration in the United States. The situation is dire, but a better approach is possible according to Who Pays? which suggests critical and achievable family-centered reforms.
In the fall of 2014, organizational leaders from work-family, LGBTQ, labor, and reproductive justice organizations explored work-place leave campaigns from a movement building perspective. We hope this document will spark further thinking at the local, state, and national levels so that an increasing number of campaigns will embody a movement building approach to win the strongest possible policies that create equity for everyone.
We collaborated with ROC United to survey current and former restaurant workers across 39 states to examine the conditions that low-wage restaurant workers face along the lines of unwanted sexual behavior and harassment.
This political education curriculum, developed by Forward Together and Western States Center, supports social justice organizations to build a shared understanding of abortion as one aspect of reproductive and sexual health; explore abortion access through the lens of racial, economic and immigrant justice; and find pathways to action in support of abortion rights. Click here for the full "We Are Brave" toolkit from the Western States Center.
A spotlight on Forward Together's Executive Director, recognized by the Management Assistance Group's Network Leadership Innovations Lab as a visionary and exemplary movement leader.
A handbook for nail salon workers and owners to shift toward less toxic products and practices to ensure that their businesses are ready for the transition to a green economy, as well as to protect the health of their families.
A two-sided brochure to complement the Transforming API Communities: Tools for Sexuality Education toolkit. A quick and easy tool for parents and agencies who work with parents to use to start the conversation about sex and our bodies.
Movement Building Indicators (2010)
Volume 6 of the EMERJ Momentum Series is a cutting-edge tool that supports reproductive justice organizations in their strategic thinking around planning and assessing their movement building work.
A one-of-a-kind resource for supporting Asian and Pacific Islander parents and caregivers in engaging in dialogue and action around sexuality education.
Volume 5 of the EMERJ Momentum Series, published in partnership with the New Orleans Women’s Health and Justice Initiative, examines the experiences of women working in low wage toxic industries with a new framework for understanding how to mobilize grassroots communities around climate change.
Una Nueva Vision para Promover Nuestro Movimiento a Favor de la Salud Reproductiva, los Derechos Reproductivos y la Justicia Reproductiva (2009)
Volume 4 of the EMERJ Momentum Series is a Spanish language and cultural translation of ACRJ’s 2005 reproductive justice framework, A New Vision.
Three Applications of the Reproductive Justice Lens / Tres Formas de Aplicar el Lente de la Justicia Reproductiva (2009)
A training curriculum for building a shared language and analysis of reproductive justice, in English and Spanish.
Volume 3 of the EMERJ Momentum Series documents and analyzes the collective efforts of reproductive justice organizations in California to engage communities of color in defeating a parental notification initiative.
Intersections at the Grassroots: Insights from Organizing for Reproductive Justice, Youth Leadership, and Immigrant & Refugee Rights (2008)
Volume 2 of the EMERJ Momentum Series outlines lessons from intersectional grassroots movement building efforts, including common features shared by successful social movements that can be replicated.
Winning Reproductive Justice: Contributions to Policy Change from the Reproductive Justice Movement (2008)
Volume 1 of the EMERJ Momentum Series offers case studies of organizing efforts across the country to showcase the specific and unique ways that the Reproductive Justice Movement is advancing both short-term and long-term policy battles.
An interactive tool for identifying reproductive justice issues in your community and making connections between communities impacted by reproductive oppression.
A victory brief that documents and celebrates ACRJ’s efforts to defeat California’s parental notification initiative through developing youth leadership, educating and mobilizing communities of color, and partnering with allies in the social justice community.
A New Vision for Advancing Our Movement for Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Justice (2005)
ACRJ's groundbreaking analysis of the framework and vision for reproductive justice, described by organizations and funders as revelatory and pivotal to the field.