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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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”
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We must recognize and keep in the public consciousness the significant contributions and sacrifices of women, whom forge paths, that brought about change. Today, November 26, 2021 we celebrate 59 years of the Women in The Bahamas being able to vote since 1962.
Abuse is any action that harms, distresses or injures another person either intentional or unintentional. It can take many forms such as: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, neglect, abandonment, financial abuse, self-neglect and bullying.
Stop The Violence! There Is No Excuse, For Any Form Of Abuse!!!
IF YOU SEE IT, OR KNOW ABOUT IT, IT’S YOUR DUTY TO REPORT IT! REMEMBER YOU ARE YOUR BROTHER’S AND SISTER’S KEEPER.
Every year on October 16th around the world, World Food Day is celebrated with a view to pay tribute to the founding date of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. This day allows us to reflect and think about solutions against world hunger. It gives us an opportunity to collectively take action to fight against this global problem.
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International Day of the Girl Child is a worldwide celebration that takes place every year on October 11th. The entire day centers on the importance of raising girls to believe in themselves and teaching them that, there is nothing they cannot achieve, with a little hard work and dedication. We must insure they know that they are limitless, unstoppable, valued and not inferior to their counterpart, and that they were created to be trail blazers.
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