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Service Projects

Child Abuse Prevention Services

CAPS runs a range of free groups that help families and and children get the ongoing support they need.Their free, high-quality resources have been developed to help children, their parents, their schools and entire communities to tackle child abuse and keep kids safe!! Selected resources are also available in Mandarin, Korean, Arabic, Italian and Greek. Three members of the Zonta Club of Greater Queens are educators and/or organizers of CAPS

Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of

Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 69th

Session

Join us in urging the Senate to ratify the Treaty for the Rights of Women. Officially known as the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), it is the most complete international agreement on the basic human rights of women and girls. The treaty is a useful tool for women to lobby their government to reduce violence and discrimination, assure they have the same access as boys and men to education and health care, and secure the basic legal recourse against violence and abuses of their human rights. For more information on the Treaty see www.womenstreaty.org. Write or call your senators urging them to place statements in the Congressional Record supporting women's human rights and calling for the ratification of the Treaty for the RIghts of Women (CEDAW). This treaty can be considered an "umbrella" for the human rights of women: join the "Umbrella Photo Petition" campaign for this Treaty at www.amnestyuse.org/women/cedaw.

Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)

The Center for the Women of New York has programs that include economic conditions of women, sex bias in employment, education, women and health, and legislative issues. Their other services include a weekly Job Readiness Workshop, career counseling, help line, Legal Assistance Clinic, Money Management Clinic and Support Groups for crisis situations and life issues. To meet the job training needs, we have offered instruction in computers and other training courses. Our new location will also enable us to resume programs that had to be suspended during renovation, such as classes in self- defense, ESL and GED, and a Walking Club. Our annual "World of Working Women" conference and Job Fair is co-sponsored with us by the Women's Bureau of the US Department of Labor, area colleges, businesses, governmental agencies and others. We also continue to run educational programs in women's health.

Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence

Intervention Program (SAVI)

The mission of the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) is to provide free and confidential psychotherapy, counseling, advocacy, support and referral services to past and present survivors of rape, sexual assault, incest, domestic violence and sex trafficking, as well as their families and friends. SAVI also educates the public and professional communities regarding services and critical issues surrounding rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
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Equal Pay Coalition of New York City (EPCNYC)

The Equal Pay Coalition (EPCNYC) is a consortium of civic organizations, advocates, and experts working together for Pay Equality in New York. EPCNYC was created in 2007 by New York Women's Agenda (NYWA), a New York nonprofit charitable corporation, in response to growing concern and mounting evidence of the continuing economic discrimination suffered by New York's women and minorities and their families. EPCNYC, under the coordination of NYWA's Government Affairs Committee, promotes policy and legislative action on all levels of government to create fair pay practices, and primarily focuses its efforts on New York State and New York City Pay Equity reform. This nonpartisan and nonprofit effort welcomes organizations and individuals who want to identify with this fair pay campaign and work together to further these goals.

Legislative Awareness Advocacy (LAA)

Legislative Awareness Advocacy is an integral part of Zonta that: Engages actively in LAA activities to improve the status of women globally. Develops resources to assist clubs and members to be effective advocates in their communities Reports on successful advocacy outcomes through the Zonta International website and to members directly. Promotes service projects through linking of outcomes to inform about the status of women, thus emphasizing advocacy through service Works closely with the Zonta International United Nations Committee

New York Women's Agenda (NYWA)

New York Women's Agenda's purpose is to bring together women's organizations under one umbrella, speaking with one voice, and raise awareness in political, economic and cultural circles, and to improve the lives of women and their families. It's mission is simple and powerful: Advocate and collaborate for the interests of New York women in public policy decisions that affect their lives. Increase women's participation in public policy discussions on economic, political and social issues. Support member organizations in their individual efforts. NYWA's members represent the diversity of the city and include community groups: religious, ethnic and political groups; professional associations; and issues-based groups. Through NYWA, these groups unite to work on issues of common interest and to advocate for public policy.

Soles 4 Souls

Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects and facilitates the donation of shoes from the warehouses of footware companies and closets of people. They distribute these shoes to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other cirteria. SInce 2005 Soles4Souls has given away over 14 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every seven seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 127 countries including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States.

United National Association (UNA) of the United States of America

A membership program of the UN Foundation of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is dedicated to building understanding of, and support for, the ideals and work of the UN among the American people. Its education, membership and advocacy programs emphasize the importance of cooperation among nations and the need for American leadership at the UN. UNA- USA is affiliated with the World Federation of United Nations Associations, which began in 1946, as a public movement for the UN.
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Service Projects

Child Abuse Prevention

Services

CAPS runs a range of free groups that help families and and children get the ongoing support they need.Their free, high-quality resources have been developed to help children, their parents, their schools and entire communities to tackle child abuse and keep kids safe!! Selected resources are also available in Mandarin, Korean, Arabic, Italian and Greek. Three members of the Zonta Club of Greater Queens are educators and/or organizers of CAPS

Committee on the

Elimination of All

Forms of

Discrimination

against Women

(CEDAW), 69th

Session

Join us in urging the Senate to ratify the Treaty for the Rights of Women. Officially known as the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), it is the most complete international agreement on the basic human rights of women and girls. The treaty is a useful tool for women to lobby their government to reduce violence and discrimination, assure they have the same access as boys and men to education and health care, and secure the basic legal recourse against violence and abuses of their human rights. For more information on the Treaty see www.womenstreaty.org. Write or call your senators urging them to place statements in the Congressional Record supporting women's human rights and calling for the ratification of the Treaty for the RIghts of Women (CEDAW). This treaty can be considered an "umbrella" for the human rights of women: join the "Umbrella Photo Petition" campaign for this Treaty at www.amnestyuse.org/women/ce daw.

Center for the

Women of New

York (CWNY)

The Center for the Women of New York has programs that include economic conditions of women, sex bias in employment, education, women and health, and legislative issues. Their other services include a weekly Job Readiness Workshop, career counseling, help line, Legal Assistance Clinic, Money Management Clinic and Support Groups for crisis situations and life issues. To meet the job training needs, we have offered instruction in computers and other training courses. Our new location will also enable us to resume programs that had to be suspended during renovation, such as classes in self- defense, ESL and GED, and a Walking Club. Our annual "World of Working Women" conference and Job Fair is co-sponsored with us by the Women's Bureau of the US Department of Labor, area colleges, businesses, governmental agencies and others. We also continue to run educational programs in women's health.

Mount Sinai

Sexual Assault and

Violence

Intervention

Program (SAVI)

The mission of the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) is to provide free and confidential psychotherapy, counseling, advocacy, support and referral services to past and present survivors of rape, sexual assault, incest, domestic violence and sex trafficking, as well as their families and friends. SAVI also educates the public and professional communities regarding services and critical issues surrounding rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence.