Welcome to the
Gulf Coast Chapter, USNC-UN Women
USNC is the United States National Committee for UN Women. USNC is one of 14 National Committees that support UN Women in its mission towards gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The Gulf Coast Chapter membership consists of almost 200 members who are educated, well-travelled, local influencers engaged in the greater Sarasota-Manatee area cultural and social scene. All proceeds from Gulf Coast Chapter fundraisers go directly to support the activities of UN Women to promote social, political, and economic equality for women and girls spanning more than 100 countries around the globe. Recently, the USNC recognized the Gulf Coast Chapter in Sarasota for our efforts at raising the greatest total funds of any US chapter.
Raises funds to support the initiatives of UN Women
Educates the community about global women's issues and UN Women
Advocates for U.S. policymakers to support UN Women and the implementation of international women's rights treaties
Upcoming Gulf Coast Chapter Events and Initiatives
Our Cities for CEDAW initiative is working toward a coalition of US cities to adopt policies that create gender-equitable programs, budgets, and services that benefit us all. CEDAW is the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
The annual Through Women's Eyes Film Festival (TWE): April 1 and April 2 at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20, Sarasota. TWE set record attendance levels this past year! Every year, TWE presents the very best in new, groundbreaking films by established and emerging filmmakers from around the world. For more information, go to http://throughwomenseyes.com/index.html.
The innovative L2L Learners to Leaders Program works with High School students locally, offering leadership opportunities and global awareness activities.
We are now supporting UN Women's HeForShe Campaign, a Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality, which engages men and boys directly, asking them to pledge support and work with us to build a new framework for men and women alike.
Gulf Coast Chapter Book Club: All are welcome. Meets every second Monday at the Sarasota North County Library from The April book title is "Here Comes the Sun" by Nicole Dennis-Benn. For more information, contact Leita Kaldi Davis, Lkaldi@hotmail.com.
Your support will help GCC and UN Women make cities more livable, encourage women entrepreneurs to achieve economic freedom, build political leadership skills, and end violence against women and girls.
The United States National Committee (USNC) does a wonderful job detailing
UN Women projects: www.unwomen.usnc.org. http://www.unwomen-usnc.org/
The Gulf Coast Chapter, founded in 1993, is one of the largest U.S. National Committee Chapters. Through the volunteer work of our dedicated members, the Gulf Coast Chapter raises community awareness and funds for UN Women.
Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women
PO Box 4102
Sarasota, FL 34230