The Afiya Center (TAC) was established in response to the increasing disparities between HIV incidences worldwide and the extraordinary prevalence of HIV among Black women 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 women.
The Afiya Center Mission
Transforming the lives, health, and overall wellbeing of Black womxn and girls by providing refuge, education, and resources; we act to ignite the communal voices of Black womxn resulting in our full achievement of reproductive freedom.
REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE: Provide resources to ignite and build a robust Black women-centered Reproductive Justice movement in Texas.
HIV EDUCATION AND PROGRAMS: Offer life-enriching programs that address the socioeconomic disparities among Black women who are at risk or living with HIV.
BIRTH JUSTICE: We work to ensure all Black birthing folx have the right to parent or not parent and to choose when, where and how they want to birth.
DECRIMINALIZATION OF BLACK BODIES: We work to build a grassroots movement in support of our issues, laying the foundation for ongoing policy change at the national and state levels.
Thank to everyone for your support! We're working tirelessly to understand what all of the fallout from SB8 means for our folx. Join us and stay connected!#txblackwomxnriseup#allhandsondecktx#theafiyacenter#sb8 #bansoffourbodies#reprojustice #abortion #trustblackwomen pic.twitter.com/kPjIkVd2FD
— The Afiya Center (@TheAfiyaCenter) September 6, 2021
State of Black Womxn Report 2022
We believe every woman deserves the right to health care. Taking a human rights-approach is one way the legislature, constituents, and community stakeholders in Texas can work together to address the health disparities noted in this report. Read the report (PDF)
Learn more at The Afiya Center's website