Awareness Gallery features art images with awareness ribbons by themselves or with angels, hearts, or butterflies. The awareness art pictures can be customized with your personalized message and/or images to make special awareness gifts, team walks for causes, cause fundraisers, or other awareness events!
Polycystic (pronounced pah-lee-SIS-tik) ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a set of symptoms related to a hormonal imbalance that occurs in women and girls of reproductive age.
PCOS may cause menstrual cycle changes, skin changes such as increased facial and body hair and acne, cysts in the ovaries, and infertility. Often, women with PCOS have problems with their metabolism also.
NICHD scientists are currently investigating the causes of PCOS, possible treatments, and ways to manage this problem.
Childhood brain cancer combines the gold ribbon for pediatric cancer and the gray ribbon for brain cancer to show awareness for both of them in kids. The month of September is for childhood cancer awareness with the hashtag #GoGold.
The art features a painting of a painting of a guardian angel holding a gold and gray awareness ribbon. The art was created with watercolor pencil and gouache (opaque watercolor) paint on paper.
This art is available on a variety of cancer gifts that can be customized. Below are links for a few items.
Human trafficking uses the blue awareness ribbon for its cause. January is human trafficking awareness month. Human trafficking refers forced labor in many different forms including sexual slavery. Through awareness we can all help to stop sex trafficking!
Here are facts and information from the International Labor Organization (ILO) about human trafficking and forced labor: Forced labour takes different forms, including debt bondage, trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. The victims are the most vulnerable – women and girls forced into prostitution, migrants trapped in debt bondage, and sweatshop or farm workers kept there by clearly illegal tactics and paid little or nothing. IOL Facts and figures
Almost 21 million people are victims of forced labour – 11.4 million women and girls and 9.5 million men and boys.
Almost 19 million victims are exploited by private individuals or enterprises and over 2 million by the state or rebel groups.
Of those exploited by individuals or enterprises, 4.5 million are victims of forced sexual exploitation.
Forced labour in the private economy generates US$ 150 billion in illegal profits per year.
Domestic work, agriculture, construction, manufacturing and entertainment are among the sectors most concerned.
Migrant workers and indigenous people are particularly vulnerable to forced labour.
“The Abolitionists,” a documentary about international modern human trafficking. The movie follows nonprofit organization Operation Underground Railroad on sting missions in Colombia, Haiti and Honduras that they say rescued 57 young girls and put seven human traffickers behind bars. The group says its efforts have freed more than 500 girls in countries including Peru and Thailand.
Follow this link to learn more on this ILO course about human trafficking in East and Southeast Asia. “The online course was developed to help participants have a clearer understanding of issues such as forced labour, trafficking in persons, substandard working conditions and labour migration, as well as of the root causes and vulnerabilities that put people at risk of falling victims to labour exploitation. It builds upon ILO’s experience in combating forced labour and promoting decent work and aims to equip participants with the necessary tools to identify and respond to cases of exploitation of workers, as well as to strengthen prevention measures.“
Here are some samples of awareness ribbon merchandise available for purchase:
Sexual Assault Awareness uses the Teal Awareness Ribbon for its cause. Sexual Assault Prevention comes with education about what is unwanted sexual contact and what is sexual consent. Awareness education will vary depending on the audience. There are different sexual assault awareness campaigns. Here are a few:
The ”Denim Day” campaign references an Italian Supreme Court decision that a victim was not raped since she was wearing tight jeans so she must have helped the rapist remove the jeans and implying consent. Wearing denim shows protest and bring awareness to what is sexual consent. http://denimdayinfo.org/
”The Clothesline Project” where students write their stories and opinions anonymously on shirts which are then displayed on clotheslines. http://www.clotheslineproject.org/
”Take Back The Night” event promotes awareness through nighttime rallies, marches, and vigils so that “No one should fear the night or the day. Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence.” http://takebackthenight.org/
The orange awareness ribbon color means support for Multiple Sclerosis, Leukemia, Self Injury, Animal Cruelty, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Kidney Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Muscular Dystrophy, Teen Dating Violence, and Underage drinking awareness to name a few. Let this awareness ribbon be support of them and the other awareness causes that use the orange ribbon color!
Let this awareness ribbon angel be support of them and the other awareness causes that use the orange ribbon color!
The black awareness ribbon supports awareness for narcolepsy and other sleep disorders.
World Sleep Day is intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.
World Kidney Day is annually on March 10th! It is a world campaign to make people aware of the importance of their kidneys and treating them right. By creating awareness on this day, the goal is decrease the impact of kidney disease by letting people know about the signs of kidney disease and how to manage symptoms to live with kidney disease.
Diabetes and high blood pressure/ hypertension put people at risk for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). By increasing kidney disease screening, especially in these populations can find and treat patients earlier in their disease. Also for those patients who have experienced kidney failure then to advocate for kidney transplant.
International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs annually on March 8th.
IWD is used to celebrate the social, economic, and cultural achievements of women across the world. The 2016 IWD also had a theme of gender parity. The color purple is used to show awareness for this cause.