will explore the history and role of Art Therapy, its uses and benefits. The women who established Art Therapy as university programs will be discussed as well as how the creative process serves to heal, particularly in times of personal
PowerPoint slides and videos from past webinars can be found on our Past Events web page. Let us know if you have feedback on the webinars, or if you have topic suggestions for future webinars at email@example.com.
CWNY Green Team
Our program focuses on the connection between sustainability and women's rights.
We welcome Dr. Albers, our Green Team advisor, and the newest member of the Center for the Women of New York.
If you are interested in joining the Green Team or have ideas to share, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify Green Team in the subject line of your email.
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Volunteer Positions at CWNY
Volunteer Social Worker
If you are interested in facilitating a CWNY evening phone support group for women in crisis, send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write Volunteer Social Worker in the subject line of your email.
Volunteer Book Club Facilitator
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Volunteer ESL Curriculum Writer
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On August 22, 2020 , Somnath Ghimire, President, GP Koirala Foundation America,
facilitated a Global Forum on Trafficking during & post COVID-19. Victoria
Pilotti and Malini Shah were honored to represent CWNY at the global trafficking
forum. Also speaking on this critical issue were:
Honorable Sujata Koirala, Former Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister of Nepal; Chairperson of GP Koirala Foundation
Anuradha Koirala, Founder of Maiti Nepal, CNN Hero of 2010
Kasum Kaul Vyas, Managing Trustee, Healthcare Foundation, India
Mahbooba Akhter Kabita, Founder & President of Batighor (Bangladesh)
Mike Singh, Founder Chairman, The Demerara Charitable Foundation, UN NGO
Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, USA
Honorable Anthony J. Andrews, Jr., Ed.D., Queens County District Leader
Teresa Nacli, Human Rights Activist, Founder & Chairperson of the Museum of the Future Foundation, Brazil
Anuradha Koirala described the trafficking challenge in Nepal and bordering countries and how she and her organization has rescued numerous children from trafficking since 1993. Maiti Nepal employs former trafficking victims to prevent the luring of targets by traffickers. Kusum Kaul Vyas gave an insightful visual presentation on the types of trafficking in South Asia in highlighting the pandemic increase in sextortion by moneylenders and domestic violence in India to exploit trafficking victims and called for funding of non-profit organizations. Mike Singh spoke about the role of US NFL football games in fueling trafficking, and the public education on sex trafficking around the February 2020 Miami Superbowl; how Atlanta, Georgia, the crossroad of sex trafficking is combatting the issue. He also highlighted the sexual exploitation of Philippino women in Middle Eastern countries, and human trafficking in Africa and South America of displaced refugees as big business. He suggested heavy embargoes on countries that allow traffickers to thrive and strip human beings of their dignity. Mahbooba Akhter Kabita spoke about the connection between domestic violence and migration and trafficking in Bangladesh and how women and girls are discriminated against and the need to change the patriarchal system.
If you are interested in learning more about global trafficking, the conference video and CWNY powerpoint are available.
CWNY Hosts THIRD Korean Women’s Issues Roundtable
On August 13, Eun-Kyung Kim, Executive Director, YWCA of Queens; Jeehae Fischer, Executive Director, Korean American Family Service Center; and Sarah Koppalakonda, Development Officer, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) joined Victoria Pilotti, CWNY President, and Malini Shah, CWNY Board Member in a roundtable discussion on women’s issues that affect the Korean community.
The group discussed a past successful event to educate youth on dating violence. Several university interns were tasked by the program coordinator with organizing events to educate young men and women about relationship violence. They created speed dating, masquerade ball, Valentiine's Day party events that all commenced with an engaging game show with relationship themed questions. The youth at the parties were tricked into learning about dating violence and wanted to learn more and bring their partners to future events.
CWNY would like to partner with organizations to host similar events for youth dating violence awareness and prevention.
In isolation, elder abuse is heightened. In one case, parents are living in their car for fear of living with their abusive son who most likely needs mental health services. The father is more accepting of shelter services and admitting their son
for psychological testing than the mother, who refuses to get help for or leave their son. Services are available, however, reluctance due to shame somehow prevents parents from seeking safety from and mental health assistance for their violent children.
Please visit YWCA of Queens at ywcaqueens.org, KAFSC at kafsc.org, and KCS at kcsny.org for information on their services.
Our Annual Meeting will be held in late October. Details to follow.
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