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 15-21, 2022.


NFWHW PURPOSE

  • 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.

NFWHW GOAL

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.

3 WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

1. Share on social media our daily messages from our toolkit. (Toolkit will be uploaded on May 9th). Make sure to follow and tag us on social media at @afophealth (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

2.  Join the NFWHW campaign by using the SPEAK OUT SIGNS. Download Print the signs, take a photo, post them on social media, and tag us.  Make sure to use the #NFWHW

3. Buy the NFWHW campaign merch and help us spread an important message BUY HERE!


SOCIAL MEDIA TOOL KIT:

Download all resources and posts  HERE

IMPORTANT:  Make sure to tag us @afophealth if you create your own content or use the ones provided in the tool kit.

  • Please use the following hashtags:
    • #NFWHW2022
    • #health4farmworkerwomen
  • Tag us on your posts:  @afophealth

JOIN THE DISCUSSION ON INSTAGRAM!


SPEAK OUT SIGNS.
Download and Print the sign, take a photo, post it on social media, and tag us. 
Make sure to use the #NFWHW

SUPPORT OUR WORK


Every donation made will go back to fighting
for farmworker women’s equality.

NFWHW KEY MESSAGES:

  • Farmworker women play a vital role not only in the household but socio-economically as well risking 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, and access to health care overall.
  • Farmworker women deserve a safe and healthy workplace.
  • Farmworker women deserve equality.

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