UNIFEM/USNC Walk to End Violence Against Women and Girls – April 18

April 8, 2010 at 2:45 am Leave a comment

Here’s a great opportunity to support women-centric development efforts.  On April 18, the U.S. National Chapter of UNIFEM is hosting a 5K walk to accomplish two crucial goals:

– Raising money for UNIFEM’s efforts toward advancing women’s rights and achieving gender equality worldwide
– Showing support for the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) currently before Congress

I-VAWA was introduced in the House and the Senate on Feb. 5, 2010. If this landmark piece of legislation is passed, all US foreign assistance programs, such as anti-poverty measures and educational aid, must also incorporate proven solutions to ending gender-based violence.

What is UNIFEM?
UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the United Nations, dedicated to advancing women’s rights and achieving gender equality. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategies to foster women’s empowerment.  UNIFEM works on the premise that it is the fundamental right of every woman to live a life free from discrimination and violence, and that gender equality is essential to achieving development and to building just societies.

To participate in the walk, click here.

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