The US National Committee for UN Women walks are an annual event across the United States that draw attention to the issue of gender-based violence and highlight UN Women's programs to stop violence against women and girls.
Since 1997, UN Women has funded 393 projects in 136 countries to support the implementation of national laws, policies and action plans to end violence against women and girls. For instance: in Cambodia, UN Women supports the organization which created a raido program to inform their listeners of laws and services to protect women from violence. Prior to the broadcat, two thirds of their listeners did not know that marital rape was a crime. In Albania, UN Women supports coaltions that combat trafficking of women and girls. In Chile, Rwanda and India, UN Women supports projects that engage men to find solutions to end violence against women and girls.
Over 3 million people including 30,000 survivors of gender based violence benefited from projects funded by UN Women during a one year period. Twelve years ago, only 45 countries had laws against domestic violence. We now have 125 countries with laws against domestic violence which means we have 70 more countries to go.
Walk with us and support UN Women in its efforts to end violence against women and girls! See the photos from the spring 2015 walks.
February 7, 2015 Sarasota, Florida
March 7, 2015 Miami, Florida
March 7, 2015 Vero Beach, Florida
April 26, 2015 Wilmington, NC
May 16, 2015 Atlanta, Georgia
TBA Washington, DC
TBA Rochester, NY