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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
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
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
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
Zonta Club of Greater Queens
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
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.