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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 Associations 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

The program begins at promptly 11:00 am and the stage will be located at the end of the plaza near 1st St. 


Speakers include: 

 

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.


Weather

Please be sure to wear warm layers! Weather forecast calls for some clouds and mid-40s. No rain!


Getting there

-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.

#iwalk4women

 
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