Gender Equality

Iris Domestic Violence Center
The mission is to end domestic violence in the Capital Area through: Serving victims of family violence; Educating the public about domestic violence; Impacting economic, social, and cultural conditions and attitudes that contribute to domestic violence.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 52809, BR, LA 70892
Phone: (225) 389-3001
Toll free: (800) 541-9706

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center (STAR)
STAR (formerly the Rape Crisis Center) provides support to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones in the Baton Rouge area and surrounding parishes, and promotes rape awareness and prevention education programs in the Baton Rouge community.

Local 24-Hour Hotline: (225) 383-RAPE
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Social Networks Advocating for Planned Parenthood (SNAPP)

A group of twenty/thirty something advocates committed to raising friends, awareness and fun for Planned Parenthood and reproductive health care issues.

Facebook Page:!/groups/159351870807503/

Voices for Planned Parenthood (VOX) (LSU)
Voices for Planned Parenthood of Louisiana State University exists to educate the university community about reproductive heath and rights, to translate increased awareness into pro-choice activism on campus, and to serve as a coalition partner to state, national, and international reproductive rights efforts. VOX believes in the fundamental right of every individual to manage his or her fertility. VOX supports full access to comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings that preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; advocates public policies that guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services; and supports access to medically accurate educational programs that enhance understanding of human sexuality.


Feminists in Action (FIA)
The purpose of Feminists In Action (FIA) is to promote feminist awareness and activism on the LSU campus and in the Baton Rouge community. Feminists In Action works to organize and plan educational programs and social gatherings to facilitate students of all backgrounds to get involved with women and gender-related issues. FIA is open to all students seeking enlightenment, empowerment, and involvement!

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Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA
The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2 million members in 300 local associations in the United States. More important than the numbers, is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights in Congress.

Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence. They come for job training and career counseling. They come for childcare. They come for health and fitness. They come for a variety of reasons. But they come. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives. YWCA associations are divided by regions nationwide. This enables our associations to pool resources, provide additional services for their clients and combine their voices for change at the national and local levels.

Address: 8281 Goodwood Blvd, Ste B1
Phone: (225) 383-0681