January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Check out these resources on Cervical Cancer

World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/health-topics/cervical-cancer#tab=tab_1

Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cervical-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20352501

Centers for Disease Control Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/basic_info/index.htm

American Cancer Society
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer.html

Medline Plus
https://medlineplus.gov/cervicalcancer.html

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Human trafficking (modern-day slavery) rises in times of economic hardship.

National Human Trafficking Hotline by the Polaris Project
call: 1-888-373-7888    Text: 233733     Live Chat

National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month January 2021
Hope for Justice

What is Human Trafficking?
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2014 Report
United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime

Push/Pull Factors of Human Trafficking
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: VAWnet Project

Trafficking Laws Must Be Enforced
The Human Trafficking Institute – Fairfax, Virginia

What Parents Can Do To Prevent Trafficking
Human Trafficking Prevention Education
International Human Trafficking Institute

Engaging Men in Preventing Crimes Against Women
US Department of Justice

What Can Men Do to Stop Sexual Exploitation?
Men Stopping Violence

Truckers Trained on Trafficking Intervention
Truckers Against Trafficking

America’s Highways Are Modern-Day Slave Routes
Ted Talk by John McKown

Federal Anti-Trafficking Laws
Federal Victims Protection Act

How Many Slaves Work For You?
Slavery Footprint – take the survey

Unchained: The Scourge of Human Trafficking
Documentary produced by Foreign Policy Association (fpa.org) – 26 minutes

Online Safety for Youth, Parents & Educators
ECPAT Educates Children in Schools about Trafficking So They Won’t Be Tricked
https://www.ecpat.org
https://www.ecpatusa.org

Northwell Health Hospitals Train Employees to Identify Trafficking Victims
Northwell Health’s Third Annual Human Trafficking Symposium, January 2020
Northwell Health

Ted Talks – Trafficking Videos
3 Ways Businesses Can Fight Sex Trafficking – 12:22 minutes
Human Trafficking Is All Around You. This Is How It Works – Noy Thrupkaew – TED2015 – 18:44 minutes 
How to Combat Modern Day Slavery – Kevin Bales – TED2010 – 17:46 minutes
The Fight Against Sex Slavery – Sunitha Krishnan – TEDIndia2009 – 12:27 minutes
Photos That Bear Witness to Modern Day Slavery – Lisa Kristine – TEDxMaui2012 – 18:55 minutes

January is Stalking Awareness Month

There is a significant connection between stalking and femicide.

Stalking & Intimate Partner Fact Sheet
What to Do If You Are Being Stalked
Stalking Prevention, Awareness and Resource Center (SPARC)

Stalking Resource Center
National Center for Victims of Crime

Overview of Stalking
National Institute of Justice

Use of Technology to Stalk
Rape, Abuse & Incent National Network (RAINN)

Stalking
US Department of Justice

Stalking: What Can I Do?
Victim Connect Resource Center

Stalking Laws
Bureau of Justice Statistics

NY State Stalking Law
NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

CyberStalking
Office of Women’s Health – US Department of Health & Human Services

Signs of Stalking – NYC Crime Victim’s Hotline
Safe Horizon

Stalking Safety Planning
National Domestic Violence Hotline

Stalking Fast Facts
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Stalking: The Minimized Crime That Can Prove Deadly
Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton

Am I Being Stalked?
King County Stalking Protection Order

January is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month

Intimate Partner Violence is a broader term for Domestic Violence.

Intimate Partner Violence – Who is an intimate partner?
Intimate Partner Violence Fact Sheet
Office of Women’s Health – US Department of Health & Human Services

Intimate Partner Violence: Patterns, Consequences, & Special Populations
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women

Intimate Partner Violence Facts & Resources
American Psychological Association

Intimate Partner Violence: What is It and What Does It Look Like?
Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Intimate Partner Violence: Causes & Risk Factors
World Health Organization & Pan American Health Organization Regional Office

Intimate Partner Violence: 4 Types of Behavior
Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Video
Centers of Disease Control & Prevention

Intimate Partner Violence: Services for Victims
NYC Health & Hospitals

December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

Check out these great resources on HIV/AIDS below!

Of the new HIV diagnoses in 2018, 19% were women.
85% of those cases were transmitted by heterosexual contact.

HIV and Women (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/gender/women/index.html

HIV and Pregnant Women, Infants, and Children (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/gender/pregnantwomen/index.html

Find HIV Testing & Prevention Services Near You (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html

CDC.gov
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.html/

HIV.gov
https://www.hiv.gov/

World Health Organization
who.int/hiv/en/

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/hivaids

HIV prevention basics (CDC)
cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prevention.html

“PrEP” (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) treatment: daily medication for HIV/AIDS negative people who are at high-risk of getting HIV that can greatly reduce the chance of getting it if exposed (CDC)
cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html

“PEP” (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) treatment: emergency-only medication for people who are HIV/AIDS negative, taken within 72 hours of possible exposure (CDC)
cdc.gov/hiv/basics/pep.html

“History of HIV and AIDS Overview” (Avert – UK nonprofit)
avert.org/professionals/history-hiv-aids/overview

“Origin of AIDS & HIV” HIV history pre-1980s (Avert – UK nonprofit)
https://www.avert.org/professionals/history-hiv-aids/origin

“HIV and AIDS Timeline” (National Prevention Information Network)
npin.cdc.gov/pages/hiv-and-aids-timeline

“HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U), or Treatment as Prevention”: antiretroviral therapy is a daily medication for people who are HIV/AIDS positive that reduces the amount of HIV in the blood to undetectable levels low enough to be untransmittable (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/treatment-prevention

Help paying for PrEP: “PrEP Assistance Programs” (PrEPcost.org)
nastad.org/prepcost-resources/prep-assistance-programs

Copay Tips: “HIV, AIDS and Prevention Information and Resources” (Co-Pay Relief Program)
https://www.copays.org/diseases/hiv-aids-and-prevention

“Questions to Ask Your HIV Care Provider” (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
https://www.hiv.va.gov/patient/diagnosis/questions-for-doctor.asp

November is National Family Caregivers Month

The majority of caregivers are women. CWNY celebrates caregivers and provides them with resources.

Next Step In Care
https://www.nextstepincare.org/Caregiver_Home/Becoming_a_Family_Caregiver

Terms and Definitions
https://www.nextstepincare.org/Terms_and_Definitions/
https://www.caregiving.org/resources/

Caregiver Action Network
https://caregiveraction.org

Administration for Community Living’s National Family Caregiver Support Program
https://acl.gov/programs/support-caregivers/national-family-caregiver-support-program

Who Are Family Caregivers?
https://www.apa.org/pi/about/publications/caregivers/faq/statistics

CDC Caregiver Factsheet
https://www.apa.org/pi/about/publications/caregivers/faq/cdc-factsheet.pdf

CDC Caregiving
https://www.cdc.gov/aging/caregiving/index.htm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Check out these great resources on both issues below!

Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention Resources

American Cancer Society
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html

National Breast Cancer Foundation
https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/about-breast-cancer/

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/breastcancerawareness/index.htm

World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/cancer/events/breast_cancer_month/en/


Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Resources

NYC Go Purple Day – Thursday, October 22, 2020

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
https://www.thehotline.org/help/

NYS Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-942-6906
https://opdv.ny.gov/help/dvhotlines.html

NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Hotline
1-800-621-HOPE (4673) (Safe Horizon)
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/ocdv/index.page

Safe Horizon one-on-one online chat system:
http://www.safehorizon.org/safechat
Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm

Sakhi for South Asian Women
1-212-868-6741 M-F 10 am – 5 pm
https://www.sakhi.org/

Violence Intervention Program
1-800-664-5880 bilingual Spanish
http://vipmujeres.org/

Introduction to Domestic Violence & Gender-Based Violence

NYC Family Justice Centers
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/ocdv/get-help/covid-19-update.page
Bronx 718-508-1220
Brooklyn 718-250-5113
Manhattan 212-602-2800
Queens 718-575-4545
Staten Island 718-697-4300

NYC Domestic Violence Task Force

NYPD Domestic Violence Prevention

CWNY Report: Domestic Violence in Natural and Man-Made Disasters

2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Granting Women the Right to Vote!

Check out these great resources as we celebrate!

  • The National Park Service celebrates the 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary:

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/looking-beyond-the-19th-amendment.htm

https://www.nps.gov/wori/index.htm

https://www.nps.gov/wori/2020.htm

https://www.nps.gov/articles/independence-justicebellunchaining.htm

https://www.nps.gov/articles/series.htm?id=AE1E7FC4-F086-8BFF-D02A7546E6D258C8

https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/19th-amendment-centennial-checklist.htm

  • The National Archives remembers the struggle of early suffragettes with early photos:

https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured-documents/amendment-19

  • The National Women’s History Museum celebrates the centennial with virtual programs and exhibitions:

https://www.womenshistory.org