Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls, including death. It negatively affects women’s general well-being and prevents women from fully participating in society. Violence not only has negative consequences for women but also their families, the community and the country at large. It has tremendous costs, from greater health care and legal expenses and losses in productivity, impacting national budgets and overall development.
“Orange YOUR Neighbourhood"
take action to end violence against women and girls around the world
All over the world, men are taking a stand for gender equality. See how many men in your country have committed. Join them and move your country into the lead.
Our goal is to mobilize “one billion men by July 2015” to help communities around the world develop sustainable and transformative programs to promote gender equality.
Now it’s time to unify our efforts. HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.
ABOUT NATIONAL CAPITAL CHAPTER
The National Capital Chapter is one of thirteen chapters in the United States working to support the US National Committee's mission of "working toward a world where women live free from violence, poverty and inequality."
Together with the U.S. National Committee for UN Women, the National Capital Chapter raises funds and awareness to support UN Women’s projects around the world, enhancing women's economic and security rights, ending violence against women, reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among women and girls, and advancing gender justice in democratic governance in stable and fragile states.
Interested in volunteering and learning more about the National Capital Chapter? National Capital Chapter board members and volunteers hold monthly meetings each month. If you are interested in attending please email nationalcapital@unwomen-usnc.
Board of Directors
CeCe Cole & Jena Roscoe