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Say NO – UNiTE Video of the Week! @UN_Women @USNC_UNWomen @MaggieSchmitz #hwhtw #VAW

Thanks to Maggie Forster Schmitz of USNC-UN Women for sharing!

“Every week UN Women’s Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women YouTube Channel features a different video that speaks on the issue.”

“This week’s Say NO — UNiTE Video of the Week is a profile of the Thuthuzela Care Centres in South Africa produced by UNTV for UN Women.  ‪The Thuthuzela Care Centres are ‘one-stop shops’ designed to address the needs of sexual assault survivors. The centres provide emergency medical care, crisis counseling, police investigation and court preparation in an integrated and survivor-friendly manner.  Watch video >>

“Missed last week’s video? Check out our playlist for Say NO’s 2012 Video of the Week:

“Say NO is always on the lookout for compelling and insightful videos addressing violence against women to feature in its weekly slot. Have a suggestion? Send the name of the video and YouTube url link directly to

June 12, 2012 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

UN Women USNC 2011 National Conference: “UNITE for PEACE”

“Join us on June 11th, 2011 in Raleigh, NC for the UN Women USNC 2011 National Conference ‘UNITE for PEACE – in our home, in our community, and in our world.’  The United States National Committee for United Nations Women presents this conference with a focus on building collaborations to end violence against women – locally and globally.
“Local and global leaders, subject matter experts, and other interested parties will convene to address the following topics: the state of women’s rights and gender equality, advocacy, coalition building, philanthropy, perspectives from generation Next, overcoming violence, and new South.   They will convene to learn, network, and collaborate to make a difference.  
“Speakers include Carol Poteat Buchanan, Charlotte O’Neal, Elaine Marshall, Jill Dinwiddie, Rick Copeland, Crystal Lander, Beth Froehling, Derreck Kayongo, MaryBeth Loucks-Sorrell, Aurelia Sands-Belle, Miranda Davis, Vimala Rajendran, Kit Gruelle, Dana Mangum, Sheila Smith McKoy, Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi, Kathleen Griffin, Maryanne Kamau, Lisa Seepaul, Joanne Hershfield, Mary Cantando, Tana Greene, Lisa Pineiro, Nancy Soward, Frances Battle and Beth Briggs.   North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue and UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet also have been invited. 
“You can register online or at mail in your registration.   Early registration is $75 per person if you register early, $50 for the current members of UN Women USNC, $25 for the students.   Onsite registration the day of the conference is $95 per person.  Seats will be reserved on first-come-first-serve basis.”

Visit for more information.

March 31, 2011 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

Best of International Women’s Day!

International Women's Day

The 100th annual International Women’s Day on March 8th brought lots of exciting events, news, and announcements for women.  Some highlights:

A HuffPost article on women and microfinance from Kiva President Premal Shah: “ and the Ripple Effects of Helping Women”

New UN Women Quiz on Ending Violence against Women: “Every point you score counts towards [UNiTE’s] global action counter and builds momentum. The quiz will also be available in French and Spanish soon!”

International Women of Courage Awards: The U.S. State Department honored 10 “women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk.”

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Commemorates International Women’s Day in Liberia: Executive Director Bachelet “engaged with women demonstrating leadership in rebuilding the country from the conflict that dominated its recent history”

Read more about International Women’s Day:

March 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

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