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Please join/support us for our annual spring walk on May 14 and Say No to End Violence Against Women and Girls.


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One out of every three women worldwide is a victim of violence in her lifetime On May 14, the Metro New York Chapter of UN Women is walking to end violence against women.   The money we raise from this event goes to the UN Trust Fund to end violence against women, which has distributed more than $60 million to 317 initiatives in 124 countries since 1997. 

Our goal is to raise $10,000.  Register today.


Date:      Sunday, May 14th 


Where:  Walk starts at the  Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Manhattan and we will be walking 3 miles north along the beautiful Battery Park walkway along the water and ending at Highline.  


Check-in: 10 am.  Walk will start promptly at 10:30


Register today: $20 members. $25 non-members. $15 for students. Children under 12 free. All adults will receive a UN Women baseball cap.

Register at: 


Help Us Raise Money:  After you have registered to walk, go to FirstGiving to join our team, or set up your own page to raise money on our behalf. 


DonationIf you can't walk with us, please support our efforts by donating any size amount.


To Pay by Check:  Make checks payable to UNIFEM NYC Committee and mail to:

Carla Brown c/o Walburg Center, Inc. 163 West 125th Street, Rm. 1320, NY, NY 10027


Join Us to Make a Difference Now. 

Through the UN Trust Fund to end violence against women, UN Women has distributed more than $60 million to 317 initiatives in 124 countries since 1997.  The UN Trust Fund project supports the implementation of national laws, policies and action plans that address ending violence against women and girls.  For instance, in Cambodia, the Fund supports a women's organization that created a radio program to inform their listeners of laws and services to protect women from violence.  Prior to the broadcast, two thirds of their listeners did not know that marital rape was a crime; in Albania, the Fund support national and regional coalitions that combat trafficking of women and girls; in Chile, Rwanda and India, the Fund projects are engaging men to find solutions and to end gender-based violence.  One hundred thirty countries now have laws against domestic violence.  Only 45 countries did only 8 years ago.

Get your walking shoes on, and let's count you in.


Cheryl Benton


Metro NY Chapter

US National Committee UN Women





Upcoming Spring Events


Hold the dates, more info to follow. 




May 10   Metro Chapter Annual Meeting and Advocacy Event at Marymount Manhattan College 






May 19 Say No To Violence  Concert in Brooklyn -  Metro NY Chapter Young Professionals Fundraiser for UN Women 










About US     
The US National Committee forUN Women  is one of 18 national committees that operate in their countries to raise awareness about the UN Women, and to provide advocacy and funds to support its work. which includes:  enhancing women's economic security and rights;  ending violence against women;  reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among women and girls;  advancing gender justice in democratic governance in stable and fragile states.

The Metro NY Chapter supports fundraising, advocacy and educational efforts in the tri-state area.

How You Can Help
Please join us as we look towards a brighter future for women.  Becoming a member of the  Metro NY Chapter is easy: either join online or contact us via email for more information.