2011 5K Walk to End Violence Against Women and Girls

March 11, 2011 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

The UN Women US National Committee is hosting annual Walk to End Violence Against Women and Girls events across the country this spring! 

If you’re in the D.C. area, join the National Capital Chapter’s walk on Saturday, April 16th: https://www.unwomen-usnc.org/civicrm/event/info?id=66&reset=1

To make a donation in support of the walk, click here: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/allison-asplin/2011-National-Capital-Chapter-Walk-to-End-Violence

To learn about walks in other cities, click here: http://www.unwomen-usnc.org/walks

From USNC:

“Why are we walking? — Violence against women and girls is a worldwide pandemic; — up to 70% of women experience physical or sexual violence from men in their lifetime; — among women aged 15 to 44, acts of violence cause more death and disability than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined; — the cost of intimate partner violence in the U.S. exceeds $5.8 billion per year; — 102 countries have no specific legal provisions against domestic violence.
 
This Trust Fund is the only global multi-lateral grant-making mechanism exclusively devoted to supporting local, national and regional efforts of organizations to combat gender-based violence. Since it began operations in 1997, the Trust Fund has awarded more than US$19 million to 263 initiatives to address violence against women in 115 countries. UN Women administers the Trust Fund.”

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