How We Create Change

Young Women United (YWU) leads policy change, research, place-based community organizing, and culture shift by and for women and people of color in New Mexico.

We move work on the following issue areas:

  • Improving access to reproductive health care people may need in their lives, including contraception and abortion

  • Leading a gendered approach to juvenile justice & criminal justice reform centering the needs of girls, women of color and LGBTQ people

  • Increasing access women and people of color have a to pregnancy related care, including licensed midwifery and trauma informed care for substance using pregnant women

  • Building strength based narratives and systems of support for young parents and their families

For our leadership and community building programs, please see Building Community.