WHAT IS NFWHW?

National Farmworker Women’s Health Week is a public awareness campaign aimed at increasing public consciousness and understanding of the health risks farmworker women face, and as an extension, their families from working in the fields.


WHEN IS NFWHW?

NFWHW will be celebrated from May 9-15, 2021


PURPOSE OF NFWHW

  • Raise awareness about the amazing contributions farmworker women have given to society while facing daily challenges due to inequity in access to health, wage, education, and more.
  • Raise awareness and provide education on the devastating health effects that farmworker women face due to pesticide exposure, especially during pregnancy. It may lead to miscarriages, preterm births, low birth weight, birth defects, and earning problems in children.

GOAL OF NFWHW

During this week of observation and advocacy, we are highlighting the dangers farmworker women and their families face as a result of exposure to pesticide residues. The goal is to create a lasting conversation about the health issues facing farmworker women as well as support for programs and efforts that work to educate and mitigate those health problems, thus improving overall farmworker women’s health education via a virtual format.


WHY SHOULD YOU GET INVOLVED?

  • Because farmworker women matter and are essential.
  • Because your organization can connect with farmworkers, advocates, and the general public in a virtual format.
  • Because together our voice is stronger.

See Invitation HERE


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SOCIAL MEDIA TOOL KIT:

AFOP Health & Safety will hold a social media campaign to raise awareness about the health issues farmworker women face during the week of May 9-15. You can “Like” and “Share” our post, or you can create your own.


IMPORTANT:  If you create your own content or prefer to share @afophealth content, make sure to tag us and use the hashtags below.

  • Please use the following hashtags:
    • #NFWHW2021 
    • #health4farmworkerwomen
  • Tag us on your posts:  @afophealth

EDITABLE TOOL KIT:

  • Download the entire tool kit HERE
  • Customizable Branding Content (add your logo and content):

DAILY POSTS:

AFOP Health & Safety will be sharing daily posts all-around social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Feel free to share our daily posts, create your own, and/or download the content below.

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NFWHW KEY MESSAGES:

• Farmworker women play a vital role not only in the household but socio-economically, as well as risking their health and safety to hazardous exposure to pesticides.

• Pesticide exposure can harm the health of farmworker women and their unborn children.

• Women are the heart of the home. If she is safe and healthy, the rest of the household will be too.

• Farmworker women deserve physical and mental well-being.

• Farmworker women deserve a safe and healthy workplace.

• Farmworker women deserve equality in education, wages, and access to health.

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