Who We Are
Who We Are


The Rebecca Project for Justice is a transformational organization that advocates protecting
life, dignity and freedom for people in Africa and the United States.

1. Founder of Black people against Eugenics and assisted Suicide.
2. Founder of Womens group against Deo Provera where we educate women about the deadly effects of Depo Provera.


Elaine Riddick is the Executive Director/Chair at the Rebecca Project for Justice. Ms. Riddick is a dedicated Women’s Rights activist who as a Depo Provera and contraceptive expert became the Victims Coordinator for Attorney Willie Gary’s Depo Provera class action lawsuit. Elaine studied psychology at New York City Tech and is building the Elaine Riddick Sister Sanctuary for girls at risk in Georgia—girls who are potential victims of sex trafficking, homeless or pregnant without a place to call home.

Ms. Riddick is an African-American woman who, as a 14-year-old girl in 1968, was forcibly sterilized by the Eugenics Board of North Carolina, after she gave birth to her brilliant Son Tony Riddick a successful businessman in North Carolina.  The Eugenics board stated that Ms. Riddick was “feebleminded” and “promiscuous”; therefore, in accordance with the policies of Dr. Alan Guttmacher and Margaret Sanger, Ms. Riddick was sterilized without her consent. Elaine waged a 40 year battle for justice securing 10million dollars for surviving victims in North Carolina.

Prior to her sterilization, Elaine had been kidnapped, molested, and as a result of rape became pregnant at 13 years of age. Elaine Riddick was living with her grandmother, Maggie Woodard, when a social worker discovered her pregnancy. Grandmother Woodard was illiterate and signed an “X” on a consent form. Woodard was pressured to sign even though she could not read or write to understand the document, but she was told that if she did not sign with an “X”, Elaine would be sent to an orphanage.

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and NBC Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman narrated Elaine Riddick’s’ life story in “A State of Shame: Eugenics in America” Click Please click to watch interview.

Elaine Riddick is also featured in the Maafa 21 documentary—Maafa means African Holocaust, Holocaust of Enslavement, or Black holocaust. Ms. Riddick has appeared on major TV networks/magazines including CNN Anchor Don Lemon, People Magazine, Newsweek, Time, and speaks at various events around the world.

Contact Elaine / /  Tel# 770-354-0583 * 470-237-9707 * 470-263-4777

Kwame Fosu is the consulting Policy Director of Rebecca Project for Justice. Fosu received his J.D. (Georgetown University Law Center); M.B.A. (Pace University) and B.A. (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY). He can be reached at +1-202-406-0911 /

Theresa Kassim is the Chief Operations Officer of Rebecca Project for Justice. She has years of experience in business and HR in the U.S. and U.K. She is also the owner of Pure Elements Consultancy, an HR and Business Strategy Firm. Kassim holds an Associate and  BSc in Business Management, Payroll Management Diploma, Employment Law Certifications, Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification, and more.

Jeff Canady is the Eugenics Research Director of Rebecca Project for Justice. He is a Eugenics expert who has worked to expose harmful policies for over two decades.


Coalitions and Partnerships

Anti-Shackling Coalition

The Rebecca Project for Human Rights has formed an Anti-Shackling Coalition to work together to end the draconian practice of shackling incarcerated mothers during transport, labor, delivery and post-delivery in state prisons and jails.  While we have achieved significant victories with BOP on ending the practice of shackling mothers in federal correctional facilities, the practice endures in state prisons and local jails.

Coalitions and Partnerships

African Union, African-American Clergy, Civil & Human Rights Coalitions fighting Depo Provera’s Genocide

Genocide is knowingly causing serious bodily harm to members of a group; deliberately inflicting on a group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; and imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group.

A global coalition to fight this institutionalized violence and genocide against women of color and their families include: the African Union (AU), African NGOs, the Anti-Depo Provera Clergy Coalition, Dignity of Women’s Health Coalition; and several Human Rights groups together with: Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), Center for Renewal and Education (CURE), Partnership League for Africa’s Development (PLAD), Center for Catholic Families, Catholic Famlies and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), Priests for Life, and United Africans for Women & Children Rights (UAWCR). They have joined together to fight for policy change urging the US Congress and the Obama Administration to enforce mandatory informed consent procedures and FDA regulations that require health providers to inform consumers of serious side-effects. Furthermore, to terminate federal subsidies for Depo Provera and a special category of implanted and injected dangerous contraceptives (e.g., Norplant, Nexplanan, Implanon and Mirena), beginning with a moratorium on Depo Provera prescriptions, as instituted in Israel to protect and save the lives of women, until such time enforceable mandatory informed consent procedures are implemented by birth control providers.

Mission and History

The Rebecca Project for Justice is a transformational organization that advocates protecting life, dignity and freedom for people in Africa and the United States.  We believe that vulnerable women, girls and their families possess the right to live free of environmental, medical, physical and sexual violence.