About Us - East Florida

Greetings!


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:

  • has partnered and/or collaborated with institutions of higher education such as Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College as well as the School District of Palm Beach County. 
  • has provided internships to high school, community college and university students.
  • has joined forces with religious and business communities led by women as well as with non-profit organizations that share its goals including violence prevention and empowerment of women through education.
  • has crossed the line of ethnicity and culture by collaborating with a variety of ethnic groups and arts organizations in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
  • has produced a quarterly newsletter, the East Florida Gazette and has employed Facebook to keep in touch with its members.
     

Events:

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.



Become a member now or contact the East Florida Chapter for more information.