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Heidi Williamson Archives

A Quick Guide on the Human Rights of Women

A medical clinician interviews a patient article icon Fact Sheet Health, rights, and justice promote gender equality.

By Heidi Williamson | Thursday, October 9, 2014

In Ferguson and the Entire Nation, Institutional Racism Extends Far Beyond Law Enforcement

From local police departments to the Supreme Court, Donna Barry and Heidi Williamson find systemically embedded discrimination in U.S. institutions.

By Donna Barry and Heidi Williamson | Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Reproductive Politics of Living on the Brink

reproductive rights, family planning, low-incomeWomen need reproductive autonomy to achieve economic security and improved health.

By Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Infographic: What Do African American Women Think?

African American women give their opinions on how best to protect their own health and the health of their communities.

By Heidi Williamson | Monday, February 24, 2014

The Legacy of Roe v. Wade and the War on Poverty

Legalized abortion has helped vulnerable women realize the promise of the War on Poverty.

By Heidi Williamson | Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Women’s Equality Day: Celebrating the 19th Amendment’s Impact on Reproductive Health and Rights

Women's Equality DayThe amendment played a pivotal role in promoting reproductive rights for women, who have experienced economic progress as a result.

By Heidi Williamson | Monday, August 26, 2013

Interview with Julian Bond

Heidi Williamson talks with Julian Bond, a civil rights leader and icon and current professor at American University, in the second interview in a podcast series discussing the current state of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement.

By Heidi Williamson | Friday, February 22, 2013

Reproductive Emancipation

Heidi Williamson writes about how the Emancipation Proclamation and Roe v. Wade have impacted black women in their fight for reproductive justice.

By Heidi Williamson | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Heidi Williamson

Heidi Williamson is the Senior Policy Analyst for the Women’s Health and Rights Program at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Heidi worked for the Alzheimer’s Association, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, and the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU. She has successfully led legislative and advocacy efforts in the South and […]

Monday, December 3, 2012