The Resilient Sisterhood Project’s mission is to educate and empower women of African descent regarding common but rarely discussed diseases of the reproductive system that disproportionately affect them. We approach these diseases and associated issues through a cultural and social justice lens, because we believe that poor knowledge of reproductive health is primarily related to health, racial, and socioeconomic disparities.
Transforming communities to find solutions for diseases of the reproductive system that disproportionally affect Black women
1. Engage with Black women affected by diseases of the reproductive system, through advocacy, case management, and medical advocacy.
2. Provide education using evidence-based curricula.
3. Develop training programs focused on the broad spectrum of reproductive health and justice needs of black women.
4. Create research partnerships and publish papers to help shape and have an impact on relevant laws and public policies.
5. Advocate for increased scientific and sociological research on key topics related to diseases of the reproductive system such as uterine fibroids, infertility, as well as breast and endometrial cancer.
6. Bring awareness to the use of black women’s bodies for gynecological research through multimedia projects.
Statement About “Women”
RSP brings an expansive definition to the word “women.” Thus, our definition includes transgender women, cisgender women, gender queer, and gender non-conforming people.