The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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UN Women is the United Nations entity responsible for promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality. The current Executive Director of UN Women is South African Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who took office in August 2013. Read more
UN Women is the United Nations entity responsible for promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality. The current Executive Director of UN Women is South African Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who took office in August 2013.
The USNC is one of 15 national committees that support UN Women in their mission towards gender equality and the empowerment of women globally.
USNC’s financial support and advocacy benefits UN Women projects, such as:
Opening women’s access to finance and expanding employment options in Pakistan, resulting in secure employment for 1,000 women and growing
Training more than 6,000 women in marketing and business management in Ethiopia
Extending paralegal services for survivors of domestic violence in the marginalized Roma communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, leading to a 50-per-cent increase in requests for help
Launching "Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls" in several cities