Yo Soy is a campaign to end the stigma & silence around sex education, birth control, abortion and young parenting within the Latina/o community.

This campaign brings together six organizations to raise visibility, spark conversations, and dispel myths and stereotypes around sexual and reproductive health and rights.

We believe...

  • Sexual and reproductive health is a key component to the overall health and well-being of Latinas/os, yet our community faces persistent barriers to health, economic security, and obtaining education and health services that can keep us from or lift us out of poverty.
  • The name Yo Soy embodies a courageous statement of stepping up, taking your place in the world, standing tall and standing proud. It builds the power of Latinos to take ownership of their health and reproductive decision-making to speak out and to take action.
  • Yo Soy believes that together we are all stronger when we support and respect that personal health decisions are ours to make - and our sexuality, our health and our families are worth talking about.

Our Partners

Voto Latino

Founded in 2004, Voto Latino is a dynamic and growing non-partisan organization whose civic engagement campaigns have reached over 100 million Latino households nationwide. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices into the political process by engaging youth, media, technology, and celebrities to promote positive change.

Advocates for youth

Advocates for Youth champions policies and programs to help youth make informed, responsible decisions about their sexual health. Advocates is one of only a few national organizations working at the intersection of the youth development and adolescent sexual and reproductive health fields. Staff members provide information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and media in the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries. Advocates is an organization known for its innovative approaches to engaging youth activists and adapting the latest advances in social media to use for its outreach efforts.

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice

CLRJ is a statewide organization committed to honoring the experiences of Latinas to uphold our dignity, our bodies, sexuality, and families. CLRJ builds Latinas’ power and cultivates leadership through community education, policy advocacy, and community-informed research to achieve reproductive justice in the state of California and beyond. CLRJ is the only Latina-led reproductive justice policy organization in California, and has been a leader in defeating three Parental Notification Initiatives, in monitoring the implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in schools in California’s Central Valley, and in defending and expanding women’s access to abortion and contraception services in the state. Additionally, CLRJ’s work around Justice for Young Families (J4YF), has placed the organization as a national leader on issues affecting young pregnant and parenting youth. More recently CLRJ has provided key support throughout the state of CA around the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the Latina/o Community through ¿ACA y QUE?.

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity & Reproductive Rights

As the only women of color-led and serving reproductive justice organization in Colorado, COLOR is the leading authority for reproductive justice issues in the state. COLOR has a variety of programs encompassing leadership development, skills-based training, and advocacy. This includes a school-based sexual education program, a youth civic engagement program, and an advocacy arm used to usher progressive reproductive policy to the state legislature and conducting education campaigns on its initiatives and for Latinas in Colorado.

Hispanic Federation

The Hispanic Federation works to empower and advance the Hispanic community. It provides grants to a broad network of Latino non-profit agencies serving the most vulnerable members of the Hispanic community and advocates nationally with respect to the vital issues of education, health, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engagement and the environment.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to building Latina power to advance health, dignity, and justice for 26 million Latinas, their families, and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications.