The East Florida Chapter (EFC) of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women was incorporated on April 13, 2008 and inducted in Atlanta, Georgia on June 21, 2008. The Chapter mission is to raise awareness about UN Women's work around the world and to provide financial support for its innovative programs and initiatives in developing countries, aimed at achieving women's empowerment and gender equality.
To this end, EFC:
Annually, EFC invites its South Florida Communities to participate in its Annual Walk: Step Out To Prevent Violence against Women and Girls.
The East Florida Chapter has raised awareness about peaceful resolution to humanitarian crisis through films screened in collaboration with faith communities, professional organizations and academic institutions. The first film shown was Pray the Devil Back to Hell with five presentations in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
The East Florida Chapter seeks to increase its sustainability as well as raise support for UNIFEM priorities by increasing and maintaining its membership. Recruitment has been possible through social events such as the annual High Tea, Mother–Daughter Brunch, and empowerment and leadership presentations.
EFC raises awareness and advocates for issues with international repercussions such as the ratification of CEDAW (The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) and the abolition of the Bride Child Practice.