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Mission Statement

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WomenNC’s mission is ...to lead North Carolina’s young adults in the elimination of injustice against women and girls. Our vision is ...to raise a generation that will honor women’s human rights. WomenNC’s programs involve Leadership Training and Advocacy to improve the status of women and girls in North Carolina through education, community involvement, and legislation.

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WomenNC is seeking support for our work to lead North Carolina’s young adults in the elimination of injustice against women and girls. Through our WomenNC CSW Fellowship Program college/university students in the Triangle and Triad Regions are provided training and networking platforms to mobilize and influence their peers and respective communities to 1) understand and value women’s human rights, and 2) engage in issues important to equality for women and girls.

This growing network of new leaders has resulted in communities throughout the Regions becoming more aware that "women around the globe face varying degrees of the same problems: poverty, violence, illiteracy, and oppression". [1]

The WomenNC CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) Fellows develop competencies and define their roles in eliminating injustices against women and girls by

Participating in evidence-based leadership and advocacy training and mentoring from social justice pioneers and academic advisors,

Conducting research on United Nations CSW Priority Themes and proposing solutions tied to local and global women’s issues,

Representing North Carolina and presenting their research at the United Nations’ annual five-day CSW Convention in NYC, and

Facilitating and/or presenting advocacy trainings at local, state, and national forums.

Since its inception in 2009, WomenNC has trained 18 fellows who continue to expand women’s rights advocacy networks in NC and the world and serve as a voice for this generation on WomenNC and other agency boards and committees.

Our organization also serves the Triangle and Triad Regions through

Leadership development training for board of directors, volunteers, and high school and college youth;

Advocacy for public policy change; and

Convening agencies/corporations to identify and develop positive policy and systems change.

This work is changing individuals and communities; annually we educate and initiate dialogue with diverse audiences of more than 8,000.


[1] White, Julia, Local Women Find Global Bond at U.N. Conference, Herald-Sun, Sept. 1995

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http://www.womennc.org

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