In light of President Obama’s mention of equal pay for our wives, mothers, sisters and daughters, here is a reminder of how far we have to go.
Source: Learn Stuff Infographic
Join The Planned Parenthood of New York City Activist Council for BIRTH CONTROL MATTERS BINGO NIGHT!
Join PPNYC for a night of good old-fashioned bingo, fabulous prizes donated by Babeland, great drink specials and pro-choice networking. Learn more about how you can get involved with PPNYC and their BC Matters Campaign.
Check out the International Women’s Health Coalition’s Times Square ad below, which premiered earlier today.
This important message about the health and rights of women and girls will reach 1.5 million people as they walk to work, to dinner or to a show. Read more
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls. It is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). It helps organizations across the country come together to offer support, encourage discussion, and teach women and girls about prevention of HIV, the importance of getting tested for HIV, and how to live with and manage HIV/AIDS. Continue reading
In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day today, TheBody.com’s news editor Kellee Terrell wrote a comprehensive guide on how HIV affects women. In “Women and HIV/AIDS: Not Just a Man’s Issue Anymore,” she writes about how much has changed since AIDS was first called Gay-related immune deficiency (GRID). Here are some sobering facts about women and HIV/AIDS:
According to the CDC, women now account for 25 percent of new HIV/AIDS cases in the U.S. Read more
A message from Planned Parenthood of NYC…
Don’t miss this Saturday’s Rally for Women’s Health!
CELEBRITIES, ELECTED OFFICIALS, MUSICIANS AND WOMEN’S HEALTH LEADERS!
Elected Officials: Senator Charles Schumer, Congressmembers Yvette Clark, Carolyn Maloney, Jerry Nadler, Anthony Weiner, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn
Celebrities and Musical Guests: Kathleen Turner, Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna, the Mountain Goats, Nellie McKay, Toshi Reagon, Maddy Wyatt, and More
And women’s health leaders from across New York, Connecticut and New Jersey
In the next week, Congress will hold the fate of Planned Parenthood and family planning in their hands. Let them know that New Yorkers will not stand for this current assault on women’s access to health care.
Stand with thousands of New Yorkers and voice a common message:
WOMEN’S HEALTH MUST BE PROTECTED!
Saturday, February 26th
Foley Square, Across from the Court House in Lower Manhattan
Congress is home and listening. Let’s make some noise!!
See you in the square!
Save the date on March 17th when a talent-packed group of women artists of color join forces in Arrivals/Departures: Women’s Experience of Migration Under Globalization at the Project Reach 4th Floor Gallery at 39 Eldridge (between Canal and Hester Streets).
The multimedia event is a joint project of AF3IRM and Zero Capital, to help commemorate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
The presenting artists are Ana Bravo (Mexican), Besos Not Bombs (Caribe-Latina-American), Maria “TOOFLY” Castillo (Ecuadorian), Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Iranian-Black American), Athena Magcase Lopez (Filipina), Erin Yoshi (Japanese) and Leilani Montes (Mexican-Guatemalan). The show’s curators are Leilani Montes (Mexican-Guatemalan) and Ninotchka Rosca (Filipina). Read more
Every woman and girl is entitled to a life free of violence and full of hope for the future. Show your love on V-Day for those in the world who need you and stop violence against women (VAW).
Source: V-Day Get The Facts.
Here are four organizations to give your time and charitable donations for women locally and globally:
My first subject for this “People and Places” profile (in which I interview under-the-radar community activists, leaders and “all-stars”) is Sherrise Palomino. Sherrise is an HIV Prevention Coordinator at BronxWorks, a community-based organization that has been providing wrap-around services for the Bronx community at-large since 1972 (under the name Citizens Advice Bureau). She told me about her current work with the youth and what led her to pursue her passion. What was most compelling was how she stressed the importance of empowerment and open dialogue when discussing HIV prevention and awareness.
1) What HIV/AIDS-related organizations have you worked/volunteered with?
Currently, I work at BronxWorks [where] I do sexual health work with adolescents. My program is funded by the AIDS Institute to do HIV/AIDS prevention, STI prevention, and pregnancy prevention among adolescents as well as provide leadership training and skills.
Prior to BronxWorks, I did HIV testing and counseling at the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC). I started out as an intern for ACQC’s ADAP [AIDS Drug Assistance Program] and I was recommended to apply for the position in the HIV education and prevention department.
2) Tell me more about BronxWorks and your activities with the youth.
At BronxWorks, my program is about educating a group of adolescents about safe sex and decision-making. They do advocacy work and projects to educate other teens and the community at large.
Some of our projects include making a website which will be launched soon (www.identiteen.org), delivering messages via twitter and facebook, and organizing a community health fair amongst many other things that we are working on.
3) Why have you chosen to work in this field?
I never imagined working in this field. I got into the field because I had interned at UNA-USA (United Nations Association of the United States of America). Read more