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RAHMA: Reproductive Justice Program

RAHMA: Reproductive Justice Program champions the rights of womxn and advocates for reproductive justice, striving to empower individuals through advocacy, support, and organized efforts, ensuring everyone has the autonomy to make choices about their own bodies. In English, Rahma is translated to mercy. However, mercy in English implies when one spares another. For example, you plan to treat someone undesirably or inflict some sort of punishment upon them for their wrongdoing, but you decide to withdraw your punishment and show mercy instead. But the word Rahma is not to be associated with punishment–the two should not even link in our minds. Rahma, rather, should be identified with selfless care and complete protection. Rahma also comes from the same root words as Rahim meaning womb.

The RAHMA program at Asiyah Women’s Center operates under a comprehensive framework of care, encompassing three integral components: Maternity Care, Reproductive Rights and Advocacy, and Sexual Education. Our unwavering commitment extends beyond service provision to include extensive research, with a focus on evaluating and enhancing the availability of care options for communities of color in New York City. Through these multifaceted efforts, we strive to ensure equitable access to essential services and information, empowering individuals to make informed choices about their reproductive and sexual health.

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