We’re committed to doing everything we can — on both local and national levels — to make sure Latinas have access to safe and affordable health care and to bring attention to the barriers to care that still exist across the country.
New York (PRWEB) October 07, 2013
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) has been named one of the top 25 nonprofits in the nation working on reproductive health, rights, and justice by Philanthropedia, an online resource for donors who want to make a bigger difference with their charitable giving.
NLIRH was ranked seventh of 25 high-performing nonprofit organizations, from a total of 139 organizations. The rankings are based on in-depth surveys of and conversations with hundreds of experts, including nonprofit leaders, academics, funders, grantmakers, policymakers, and consultants.
Experts praised NLIRH for its advocacy on behalf of Latinas, calling the organization “the leading national voice for Latinas on immigration reform, health care reform, and reproductive justice” and the “go-to organization on all things Latina.”
“Being recognized as one of the top organizations in this area is a tremendous honor both for us as staff and for the millions of Latinas we work for everyday,” said Jessica González-Rojas, NLIRH’s executive director. “We’re committed to doing everything we can — on both local and national levels — to make sure Latinas have access to safe and affordable health care and to bring attention to the barriers to care that still exist across the country,” González-Rojas said.
Reviewers noted NLIRH’s groundbreaking work to bring attention to the reproductive health needs of immigrant women in both the health care and immigration reform debates and to change the conversation on teen pregnancy to one that destigmatizes and supports young mothers.
NLIRH was also praised as an expert bridge builder, effective at merging both LGBTQ issues and immigrant women’s issues with reproductive advocacy, as well as impacting change at both the grassroots and national policy levels.
Experts recognized NLIRH’s strong leadership and staff, praising their media savvy as well as their ability to collaborate and build trusted allies “while never losing sight of the women they represent.”
“Lifting up the voices and lives of Latinas is why we do what we do,” González-Rojas said. “We’re glad to be filling this important niche in the field of reproductive rights and we’re honored to be among the nation’s most respected organizations working on behalf of women and reproductive justice.”
NLIRH congratulates the many allies and partners with which they share this honor. A full listing of Philanthropedia’s rankings, along with the ranking methodology and experts’ reviews about the organizations, can be found at http://www.myphilanthropedia.org.
Philanthropedia is a division of leading nonprofit information provider GuideStar and has been ranking nonprofits in this cause area since 2010.
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is the only national organization working on behalf of the reproductive health and justice of the 24 million Latinas, their families and communities in the United States through public education, community mobilization and policy advocacy.