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Anti- Shackling Coalition

The Rebecca Project for Human Rights has formed an Anti-Shackling Coalition to work together to end the draconian practice of shackling incarcerated mothers during transport, labor, delivery and post-delivery in state prisons and jails.  While we have achieved significant victories with BOP on ending the practice of shackling mothers in federal correctional facilities, the practice endures in state prisons and local jails.

Coalitions and Partnerships

African Union, African-American Clergy, Civil & Human Rights Coalitions fighting Depo Provera’s Genocide

Genocide is knowingly causing serious bodily harm to members of a group; deliberately inflicting on a group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; and imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group.

A global coalition to fight this institutionalized violence and genocide against women of color and their families include: the African Union (AU), African NGOs, the Anti-Depo Provera Clergy Coalition, Dignity of Women’s Health Coalition; and several Human Rights groups together with: Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), Center for Renewal and Education (CURE), Partnership League for Africa's Development (PLAD), Center for Catholic Families, Catholic Famlies and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), Priests for Life, and United Africans for Women & Children Rights (UAWCR). They have joined together to fight for policy change urging the US Congress and the Obama Administration to enforce mandatory informed consent procedures and FDA regulations that require health providers to inform consumers of serious side-effects. Furthermore, to terminate federal subsidies for Depo Provera and a special category of implanted and injected dangerous contraceptives (e.g., Norplant, Nexplanan, Implanon and Mirena), beginning with a moratorium on Depo Provera prescriptions, as instituted in Israel to protect and save the lives of women, until such time enforceable mandatory informed consent procedures are implemented by birth control providers.