Rural Women’s Health Project

As a health justice organization, the Rural Women’s Health Project focuses exclusively on the challenges of vulnerable communities. The North Central Florida Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) will bridge the skills, knowledge, and experience gap between women living at the intersection of racial, health, economic, and social justice with local organizations that work to resist these inequities. The WLI approaches HIV as a justice issue best addressed as a collaborative effort between people living with HIV and local social justice organizations.

The WLI will recruit 20 women participants from 6 justice organizations (LGBTQ, Immigrant, domestic violence, HIV, labor, and racial justice) to participate in the 7-month Women’s Leadership Institute; link WLI participants to volunteer justice opportunities; host five justice seminars; and weave HIV health determinants into civic society discourse, developing a stronger and broader base.