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Online Jobs for Teens, Volunteer Opportunities and Other Ways to Spend Summer 2020

May 19, 2020 • Teen Vogue

Ensuring access to essential items is a major focus for young volunteers. Martine Dosa, 16, is part of a drive to collect menstrual products for members of the refugee and immigrant community in her hometown of Syracuse, New York... The idea came about on a Zoom call with the four leaders of their Girl Up club and a community ally from Planned Parenthood. 

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Letter: More flags represent increased awareness

April 26, 2020 • The Daily News

Another statistic increased this year, but it got lost in the Corona News.

Last year, statistics noted that someone is sexually assaulted in the U.S. every two minutes, or 720 every day. The average is now once every 73 seconds — or 1,183, in 24 hours.*

April is “Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” and agencies like RESTORE use this month and all year to inform communities about the realities of sexual violence and resources for support.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Letter: Cuomo is keeping women safe by upholding reproductive care

April 10, 2020 • The Buffalo News

Abortion care is health care, and a time sensitive service. A delay of days or weeks can have multiple harmful consequences for patients and potentially make it inaccessible.

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York and Planned Parenthood health centers across the country are doing their part to support other health care professionals who are on the frontlines. Planned Parenthood is committed to working with other providers and hospitals to provide critical reproductive health services so that they may focus their efforts on Covid-19 related care.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Flag displays mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 3, 2020 • Livingston County News

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, flag displays are popping up in Genesee, Orleans and Livingston counties.

“RESTORE remains operational during this uncertain time and our communities will survive and heal from COVID-19 just as we work toward ending sexual and domestic violence — together,” said Lauren Berger of RESTORE.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Help is available for isolated people in abusive situations

April 2, 2020 • The Daily News

For the people who are self-isolating with their abuser, RESTORE continues to staff its 24-hour confidential hotline at 1 (800) 527-1757. It covers Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties to provide information, support, referrals and help for planning to stay safe.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

WNY Women's March hits steps of City Hall with long list of concerns

Jan. 20, 2020 • WBFO

Despite the bitter winds, low temperature and snow, several hundred people turned out Sunday on the steps of Buffalo City Hall for the 2020 Western New York Women's March.

It was all part of a national Weekend of Action, particularly in Washington, D.C., but also in Seneca Falls, NY, birthplace of the women's movement. Here, they braved a Western New York winter day to urge people to vote and to stand up for issues they believe important.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

'We have our love to keep us warm': Winter weather did not stop women's march

Jan. 19, 2020 • WGRZ

Winter weather and wild winds did not stop more than 70 local groups from stomping through the snow at Niagara Square for the annual women's march on Sunday. 

"We care for people and the planet, so it may be cold, but our souls are on fire," Western New York Peace Center executive director Victoria Ross said, adding, "We have our love to keep us warm."

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

100+ protest in Syracuse Women’s March

Jan. 19, 2020 • The Daily Orange

This year, more than 100 protesters filled city sidewalks as they marched through the snow from the James M. Hanley Federal Building to the United Methodist Church. Many carried signs advocating for women’s rights, healthcare, climate change awareness and an end to gun violence. 

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Women's Marchers Brave the Cold in Syracuse

Jan. 18, 2020 • Spectrum News

Marchers gathered all over the country for this year's Women's March on Saturday, and Syracuse was no exception.

People of all ages, genders, and abilities gathered with signs calling for equality and justice for women. From reproductive rights to racial equity, marchers braved the cold and snow to call for action.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.