Daughters. Mothers. Wives. Sisters. Friends
Raped. Mutilated. Beaten. Enslaved. Exploited
This is why we march. This is why we care. This is why we need your help.
Today, as you read these words, nearly 5 million women and girls globally are living in forced sexual exploitation, victims of human trafficking. More than 60 million girls are child brides. A similar number, roughly 60 million girls, have no access to - or are being deliberately excluded from - primary and secondary school. More than 140 million girls and women live with the pain and humiliation of genital cutting.
One in three women experience violence from an intimate partner or sexual violence from a stranger in their lifetime.
These are our mothers. Our sisters. Our daughters.
We are one family.
Lend us your voice.
We are a group of women bound by a common belief and purpose. We believe violence against women and girls is intolerable. We believe these acts are criminal. We believe that, in the face of this global epidemic, silence and inaction are unacceptable.
We are United Nations Women For Peace Association.
This is why we march. This is why we care. This is why we need your active participation.
We invest in women. Your donation will go to one of two causes.
To protect women and girls today.
The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, established in 1996, serves those affected by violence and strengthens the implementation of laws and policies on violence against women and girls. On average, 80 per cent of the donations we receive go to the Trust Fund.
To prepare the leaders of tomorrow.
The remainder of donations we use for scholarships, to send young women to the University for Peace in Costa Rica. These women will lead the coming generation to build cultures of tolerance, respect, and peace.
We are an organization made up entirely of volunteers. No bureaucratic committee will deliberate on how your donation is to be spent. And, our overhead costs are kept to an absolute minimum.
We believe in a culture in which women are valued and honored. We believe in gender equality.
We believe violence against women and girls - in any form - is a criminal act.
Women's rights are human rights.
This is why we march. This is why we care. This is why we need your passionate support.