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Liberia > Monrovia > March starting from JFK Medical Center at 1.30 p.m. Programme at Tubman High School, 12th Street Sinkor at 3 p.m. > 2014-02-14 > 13:30

About The Event

Calling on all women’s advocates (both men and women alike!) to join a global movement to show that Liberia takes a stand to end violence against one billion women and girls! Come to take a stand. Come to join together. Come to see what is possible. When One Billion bodies rise and dance on 14 February 2014, we will join in solidarity, purpose and energy and shake the world into a new consciousness. WHAT: A walk/run dance party leading to an event with music, dances, drama and much more. On stage: DenG, Sweets, F.A., Cypha, DJ Blue, Oneal Roberts, Daniel Ankrah, & “Star is Born” Vivian Akoto. WHEN: February 14, 2014 from 1.30 pm – 6 p.m. WHERE: March starting from JFK Medical Center at 1.30 p.m. Programme at Tubman High School, 12th Street Sinkor at 3 p.m. WHY: 1 in 3 women in the world will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. 1 billion women violated is an atrocity. 1 billion women - - - and men - - - dancing is a revolution. WHO: Everyone ready to rise to end violence against women and girls! ORGANIZERS: UN Women Liberia, in collaboration with other partners from UN, NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, Ministry of Gender and Development. CONTACTS: Elena Gromme, UN Women Email: [email protected] Mobile: + 231 (0) 886 427706 + 231 (0) 770 163256

About The Organization

UN Women

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment:

Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)
International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

The main roles of UN Women are:

To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms.
To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society.
To hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.

- See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/about-un-women#sthash.OTJEQAPu.dpuf

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