A grand Gala was held at the Metropolitan Club to honor outstanding women who have make their mark in the world in their efforts to end violence against women. Queen Noor of Jordan for her international efforts to found and foster initiatives that end violence against women, and promote education, women’s empowerment, and a multitude of d human rights causes; and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. More than 400 were in attendance, including dignitaries from around the world, Ambassadors, celebrities, and friends of the UNWFP.