Women's Rights are Human Rights
March 5th, 2016
But as you read these words, nearly 5 million women and girls are living in slavery, victims of human trafficking.
60 million more are child brides, and 140 million
live with the pain of enforced genital mutilation.
These are more than just numbers, they are
our mothers, our sisters, and our daughters.
On Saturday March 5th, at 11am, join us for the UN Women for Peace Association’s 4th annual #IWALK4WOMEN march and rally to bring attention to the myriad of ways violence impacts women globally.
We invite you and your organization to join us in creating the world’s largest march to end violence against women.
The program begins at promptly 11:00 am and the stage will be located at the end of the plaza near 1st St.
Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General
Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, UNWFPA patron
Kat Graham, music artist and actress
Deputy Chief Juanita Holmes, Commanding Officer of NYPD Domestic Violence Unit
Jennifer Singleton, Managing Director, Women's Prison Association
Rita Cosby, Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and multiple best selling author
Shandra Woworuntu, Co-Founder, Mentari, Appointed by President Obama to United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, and survivor of human trafficking
Ms. Nam Hee Kim, Chairwoman, International Women's Peace Group (IWPG)
The March Route
The march will commence at 11:30 am from 47 Street / 2nd Ave corner,
and will be led by the FAO Goodwill Ambassador and Grand Marshall, Dionne Warwick.
Brooklyn’s Christian Cultural Center Singers will kick off the march to Warwick’s iconic song What the World Needs Now Is Love.
The march will head down 2nd Ave to 42nd Street where it will end.
There will be an area to have your photograph taken in front of a UN Women for Peace sign to commemorate the day.
Please be sure to wear warm layers! Weather forecast calls for some clouds and mid-40s. No rain!
-Grand Central is .04 miles away, or a 12-minute walk.
-The closest bus stops are M15 and M50, M101, 102 and 103 and M42
Marchers should enter the plaza at the corner of 2nd Ave and 47th Street.
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
833 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
See Map Below get directions
via Google Maps here.
We encourage banners and signs to voice your support. Please share the day with your friends via social media by using the hashtag #IWalk4Women on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.
Bring your friends and family to RISE. UNITE. and MARCH
with us Saturday, March 5!
Lend us your voice.
March with us.