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Bahamas Lotus is a Nonprofit Organization established to provide assistance, training and resources for the growth and development of individuals and families.
To build resilient individuals and families by helping them to reduce risk traits and use protective factors and interventions to empower themselves and produce stronger families and safer communities.
It all began with one single day in New York City 1908 when thousands of women united and marched for better labor laws, conditions, and the right to vote. A year later, on February 28, suffragists and socialists gathered again in Manhattan for what they called the first International Woman's Day. International Women’s Day serves as a remembrance of the glass-ceiling shattering suffragists, visionaries, and trailblazing women who have fought for equality for women today and women of the future. Branching off from the initial celebration, they decided to initiate the week of March 8 officially National Women's History Week. Soon after the adaptation of Women's History Week, the week turned into Women's History Month. Each March, we reflect on the centuries of sacrifice and courage that have fueled feminist progress.
#WomensHistoryMonth #BREAKTHEBAIS #242lotus #bahamaslotus here.
World AIDS Day is an annual observance aimed at raising awareness of the global epidemic of AIDS and the spread of HIV. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1988. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to spread awareness, show support for those living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. An estimated 40 million people worldwide have died of AIDS since 1981, and an estimated 37 million are living with HIV, making it one of the most important global public health issues in recorded history.
Every December 1, Bahamas Lotus commemorates World AIDS Day by reflecting on its response to the global fight against HIV/AIDS and honoring the millions of people who have died of AIDS-related illness worldwide. Join us, as we aim to inform, inspire, and enlighten persons about how to reduce the spread of AIDS.
#worldaidsday #hiv #aids #hivawareness #aidsawareness #hivaids #aidsday #awareness #hivstigma #hivprevention #hivadvocate #hiveducation #knowyourstatus #bahamaslotus #242lotus
Violence against women is a scourge on humanity. It is one of the most pervasive, consistent and destructive human rights abuse in this world. This violence is not endemic to any region, rather it is a worldwide phenomenon. Every year, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed on 25 November, the same date on which the Mirabal sisters, leaders of a popular and feminist resistance in Dominican Republic were assassinated by the henchmen of Rafael Trujilio, Dominican dictator. The sisters, who had been active in movements against the Trujillo regime, were beaten and strangled to death, then placed in a Jeep that was driven off a mountainous road in order to make their deaths appear accidental.
In December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The date marks the beginning of 16 days from 25th November to 10th December, which is Human Rights Day. The day is observed to raise awareness about the plight of women around the world, to bring forth the issues responsible for violence against women and to underscore the importance of timely and remedial action to end this societal vice.
According to a report by the United Nations, 19 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 years of age have experienced physical and/or sexual violence “by an intimate partner.” In some cases, this violence ends in the women’s death. These stats indicate that every second of every day, women around the world are subjected to violence.
On this day Bahamas Lotus along with other organizations raise awareness and create an atmosphere in which women and men can organize together and take direct action to combat the epidemic of violence against women. It is often stated that only when women are free from the fear of brutality can we start to create a future in which every person is treated with respect and dignity.
#eliminationofviolenceagainstwomen #IDEVAW #stopviolence #endviolenceagainstwomen #bahamaslotus #242lotus
In a global effort to raise awareness on breast cancer, October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month ‘Pink Month’. The Pink Month is a month where people all over the world join the annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.
#breastcancer #breastcancerawareness #bahamaslotus #242lotus
Bahamas Lotus adopts October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic Violence Awareness Month is designed to unify women and men all across the world who have been victims of domestic violence. It is important to recognize that domestic violence impacts millions of people, and it's not only women who are victims; many men suffer domestic violence as well. Over the years, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals.
Under the theme ‘Breaking the Silence’ this year’s campaign seeks to support victims with a clear message: If you are experiencing abuse in your relationship, you don't have to face it alone, we must unite and take a stand against domestic violence!
#domesticviolence #domesticabuse #domesticviolenceawareness #toxicrelationships #DVAM #UnitedAgainstDA #BreaktheSilence #youarenotalone #WeAreResilient #seesomethingsaysomething #youarestrongerthenyouthink#bahamaslotus #242lotus
Bahamas Lotus has adopted the month of June as Safety Month. Our aim is to create awareness and commitment to working safely, which include road safety, workplace safety, human health, and environmental safety. During the month of June various programs will be organized to educate people about the measures and regulations enacted to ensure a safe environment.
Each year thousands of Bahamians face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, Bahamas Lotus joins the movement to raise awareness of trauma and the impact mental illness can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities. Bahamas Lotus adopts May as Mental Health Month, we will fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
Join us as we make efforts to increase the importance of understanding both prevention and treatment of mental health problems.
#MentalHealthMonth #youarenotalone #SDG5 #242lotus #BahamasLotus
World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7th April under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organizations, to raise awareness about the ongoing health issues that concern people across the world. The First World Health Assembly was held in 1948, and The Bahamas became a member of WHO on October 8, 1974.
Bahamas Lotus calls on our leaders to ensure that everyone has living and working conditions that are conducive to good health. We urge them to monitor health inequities, and to ensure that all people can access quality health services when and where they need them.
#worldhealthday #bahamaslotus #242lotus
Bahamas Lotus as adopted the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention (CAPM) and Sexual Assault Awareness (SAAM) Month. We recognize the need for citizen involvement in reducing sexual assault and abuse against children and the importance of increasing community support for agencies providing sexual assault crisis and educational services. During this time, we assume are role in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our communities and we acknowledge that we must promote public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.
In addition, Bahamas Lotus invites the public to join us as we recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness, by participating in the many initiatives that will be taking place during the month.
#ChildAbusePreventionMonth #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth #SDG5 #242Lotus #BahamasLotus
The idea of observing a water day around the world was first mooted during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, later that year, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution and March 22 was declared World Day for Water. Which was observe the next year, in 1993. World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. Join Bahamas Lotus as we highlight this day. Let’s work together to find solutions to ensuring every person as access to clean water.
#worldwaterday #SDG6 #242Bahamas #BahamasLotus
Change will not come, if we wait for others or for some other time. We are only one organization, but we are one. Bahamas Lotus cannot do everything, but we can do something. And we will not let what we cannot do interfere with what we can do. Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights issues of our time. LIFE is a gift from our creator, and it SHOULD NEVER BE FOR SALE. The time is now, join Bahamas Lotus as we use our platforms to bring awareness to issues like human trafficking, slavery, justice, and freedom.
#Stophumantraffic #StopHumanSlavery #SlaveryHumanTraffickingPreventionMonth #242lotus #bahamaslotus
In 2011 President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation, designating each January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The anniversary of this proclamation became known as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Slavery was officially abolished in the British Empire on August 1st, 1834 (which covered The Bahamas) however, sadly human trafficking is growing at an alarming rate despite the ongoing fight, it has become a lucrative business for some.
Many of the anti-trafficking organizations arrange awareness raising campaigns all year round, but particularly in January when this awareness day is recognized, and publicity is at its peak. It is a key time for us all as individuals to educate ourselves about human trafficking and crucially to learn to spot the signs of trafficking. This is also a time for us to take these messages to our workplaces, our churches, our schools, our representatives and everywhere else.
Despite the bleak picture human trafficking paints, there are ways to take action. Become informed and get involved. Everyone can play a part in ending human trafficking. Blue is said to be the international color of human trafficking awareness. Join Bahamas Lotus by wearing blue during the month of January and share your photo using #SlaveryHumanTraffickingPreventionMonth and on January 11th #WearBlueDay to call attention to this crime. “Blue Campaign… One Voice, One Mission. End Human Trafficking”
#242lotus #bahamaslotus #Stophumantraffic #StopHumanSlavery
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