The Afiya Center
The Afiya Center (TAC) was established in response to the increasing disparities between HIV incidences worldwide and the extraordinary prevalence of HIV among Black womxn and girls in Texas. TAC is unique in that it is the only Reproductive Justice (RJ) organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black womxn.
$5,000 (CBF), $45,000 (GOI), $85,000 (C), $5,000 (RRF)
- Reproductive Justice
The Afiya Center in Dallas, TX unapologetically advocates for reproductive justice, HIV issues, voting rights, and Black maternal health.
As a Black women-led organization they are raising the issues of abortion access, voting rights, and birth justice within multiple movements, to ensure that these critical issues for Black communities are not seen as separate and that anti-reproductive justice forces cannot use issues as wedges to divide and conquer.
The Afiya Center has planned to open a birth center and Perinatal Safe Spot for Black mamas and birthing people to find culturally-matched doula and midwifery care.
They have been one of the loudest voices in Texas drawing connections between attacks on reproductive freedom and attacks on voting rights that were coming from a legislature more interested in quelling the political voice of Black and Brown communities than in expanding Medicaid or addressing Texas’ shameful ranking as one of the ten worst states for maternal mortality.