As a Colombian women-led nonprofit organization, we focus on increasing access to family planning programs near critical biodiversity hotspots, where preserving natural habitats and resources is key to saving unique species on the brink of extinction.
We partner with grassroots women’s groups in key communities to facilitate access to reproductive healthcare and family planning by providing temporary implants, tubal ligations, and vasectomies. Access to family planning resources benefits maternal and infant health, while alleviating cycles of poverty and reducing stress on natural resources. Access to free and effective contraception has been recognized as a basic human right by the World Health Organization and the United Nations since 1968. Contraceptive access prevents unplanned pregnancies and contributes to the well-being of local families while also curbing unsustainable population growth on a global scale.
One of the greatest threats to biodiversity is the burgeoning human population, which places unsustainable demands on natural resources. During the past century alone, the human population has soared – more than 8 billion people currently inhabit the planet. In striking contrast, there were fewer than one billion people for 10,000+ years prior to the 1800s. This extraordinary growth, paired with modern tendencies of over-consumption, has placed the future of our planet at great peril. Fortunately, improving equitable access to contraception can prevent unwanted pregnancies and curb unsustainable population growth.
A key solution to this dilemma is empowering women with free access to family planning services around the world, which is crucial to reproductive justice rights, overall community well-being, and conservation efforts. Public health studies reveal that when communities are provided voluntary access to birth control and contraceptives, children are better nourished and educated, mothers are healthier, and family wealth increases. We believe that reproductive justice through a holistic reproductive well-being framework benefits all communities.
Despite these important benefits, many women and men in rural communities in Colombia lack access to basic medical services, family planning services, and birth control resources. That’s why we partner with Profamilia, a nonprofit organization in Colombia that promotes sexual and reproductive health and services. Together we provide workshops on reproductive health, sexual health, cancer screenings, and cover the costs of effective contraceptive procedures. We advocate for women’s reproductive justice and the human right to family planning, regardless of one’s economic situation.
Our programs are holistic and local women-led, and with your support we can expand our services to fund more contraceptive procedures and healthcare workshops to all those who want it. Donate now to support our family planning programs today!
We advocate for women’s reproductive justice and right to have access to family planning, regardless of their economic situation.