The UN Women for Peace Association annual March In March to End Violence Against Women will take place on Saturday, March 5. Iconic singer Dionne Warwick and actress Kelly Rutherford [Lily van der Woodsen, “Gossip Girl”] are two of many scheduled speakers.
It is not too late to sign up to join the UNWFPA March In March to End Violence Against Women walk. Simply go to the website to register. The event will begin at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on East 47th Street in New York City at 11a.m.
International dignitaries are scheduled to speak and participate. Deputy Chief Juanita Holmes, Commanding Officer of NYPD Domestic Violence Unit, Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo, President, National Committee American Foreign Policy and HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon – Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro are just a few of the VIPs scheduled to be at the event.
A press release states, “Thousands will march to end violence against women while a gospel choir sings [Dione] Warwick’s iconic song “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”
UNWFPA – UN Women for Peace Association – seeks to promote and advance the goals of UN agencies that provide opportunities for women through social, cultural, educational and empowerment programs under the banner of a global peace building process. Globally, one in three women has been the victim of physical, emotional or other type of abuse.
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women is the recipient of all proceeds. This trust’s goal is to prevent violence against women and girls, as well as provide services and programs to those affected by violence. The mission also includes strengthening the implementation of laws and policies on such violence.
The UN Women for Peace Association has worked in collaboration with several foundations and corporations to coordinate the annual March In March. The UNWFPA was founded in 2008 under the patronage of H.E. Mrs. Ban Soon-taek.