UN Women USNC North Carolina's 4th Annual Luncheon
Dr. Mandy Cohen
Secretary of the NC Department of Health & Human Services
When: September, 26th 2017
Where: The North Carolina Executive Mansion
200 N Blount Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Where: Prestonwood Country Club
300 Prestonwood Parkway
Cary, North Carolina 27513
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Featuring ATHENA International founder, Martha Mertz, and Dr. Ida Odinga, founder and past chair Kenya League of Women Voters and wife of Kenyan presidential candidate and former Prime Minister, Rt. Honorable Raila Odinga
This event has been established to raise awareness, encourage activism and enable networking among women leaders.
This year's event, "When A Woman Leads" will highlight, celebrate and encourage economic empowerment for women with the outstanding leaders, Martha Mertz and Dr. Ida Odinga speaking of their experiences. Following their remarks, they will join a panel discussion moderated by Steven Pearson IBM Manager for Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs NC, SC, WV including local business woman Carmen Ritz, ATHENA of the Triangle 2016 Powerlink recipient, to discuss questions on how to support the development of women leaders and advancement of women in business.
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When: Friday, September 30th from 11:30A.M. to 1:30P.M.
Cost: $30, Students and Educators $20.
Where: The North Carolina Governor's Mansion, 200 N Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Watch. Connect. A Call To Action... Join us for these three free screenings of these award winning films that highlight women's rights and challenge gender traditions and power structures.
From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama DIFRET, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country's advancement of equal rights. Watch the trailer.
Tuesday, March 8th, Sweet Dreams
Location: Wilmington, John T. Hoggard High School. Doors open at 6:30. Event begins promptly at 7pm. (RSVP)
Powerful sounds pierce the silence of the Rwandan countryside. Curious children gawk outside the gate. This is something new in Rwanda- a group of women, 60 strong, pounding out rhythms of power and joy. Watch the trailer.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
The 7th Annual Walk to End Violence Against Women and Girls in Wilmington, NC will be held on Sunday, April 24th, from 1-4pm at Hugh McRae Park, Shelter #5, rain or shine. Check-in starts at NOON.
Advance registration is $15 for adults, children and students (12 and over), no fee for walkers younger than 12 (without a T-shirt). Walkers who register after April 4 will receive a T-shirt only if available. Onsite registration is an additional $5. Register at www.unwomen-usnc.org/2016ncwalk.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Calendar of Past Events
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The N.C. Chapter of the U.S. National Committee of United Nations Women invites you to our learning and engagement luncheon "Learn Like a Girl: Gender, Education, Empowerment". The program features local, national and international policymakers whose work impacts educational opportunities for women and girls including Andrea Conner, founder of Learn and Lead Globally; June Atkinson, State Superintendent of North Carolina; and Josh Stein, North Carolina Senator and Minority Whip. The panel discussion will be moderated by Tina Wilson, IBM Manager of Corporate Citizenship & Affairs.
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, NOON - 2:00 (door opens at 11:30AM, lunch & networking at NOON, program starts at 12:45PM)
Location: North Carolina Executive Mansion, 200 N. Blount Street, Raleigh
Fee: $30 per person general; $20 for students
Gender-based educational discrimination against women and girls occurs in every country in the world, even in the U.S., even in North Carolina. The issues include a vast range of related exclusions including limited access to school, religious-based exclusions against the education of girls, discouraging girls from entering STEM fields, sexual harassment, and the high rates of rape in colleges and universities. The conversations that we begin at Learn Like a Girl: Gender, Education, Empowerment will provide participants with information and opportunities to address gender-based educational disparities.
The NC Chapter of U.S. National Committee for UN Women offers a range of programming designed to create equality for women and girls. Participants will have the opportunity to engage these policymakers about the issues that define educational opportunities for women and girls in North Carolina, in the U.S. and beyond. As Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General has noted "When we unleash the power of women, we can secure a future for all." Join us for this important conversation to understand how you can support educational empowerment for women and girls worldwide and make a difference in your local communities.
E-mail us at if you have any questions. The flyer of the luncheon is available for your use.
June 26-28, 2015 U.S. National Committee for UN Women's Annual National Conference and Board Meeting (see recap and photos)
April 26, 2015 Sixth Annual Walk to End Violence Against Women & Girls with UNA-USA, The Links, Inc. and UNC Wilmington.
March 24, 2015 Screening of “I am a Girl” with NC State University
January 16, 2015 Welcome Reception for USNC for UN Women Board with NC Council for Women (see photos)
November 24, 2014 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence: Screening of “Men Are Human, Women Are Buffalo” and discussion with Kiran, Inc with UNC CH
September 24, 2014 Talking Back: A Conversation about Women with NC Policy Makers (see photos)