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WE Walk: Strides Against Violence

2021 National Walk Organized by UN Women USA

Registration opens October 1, 2021
Watch for 16 Days of Activism November 25 – December 10


Join UN Women USA for WE Walk: Strides Against Violence, our first-ever national virtual walk during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence(1). An all-inclusive effort, we invite all genders, all generations, all nationalities, and all abilities to participate and support this critical and positive effort. Make friends, grow your knowledge, and take strides to end violence against women and girls worldwide.
One in three women worldwide, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner.(2) 
Let’s move the needle and change that statistic. Join WE Walk: Strides Against Violence to increase awareness and support UN Women's work that prevents violence against women, needed now more than ever in the wake of the global pandemic.

What is a Virtual Walk?
We want to encourage you to get moving to end violence in any way that is meaningful for you - and to get your friends and colleagues to join or support you. That might mean one big walk together, or a solo walk each day. You can participate inside, or outside - alone, or together. Your virtual “walk” could even mean yoga, a hike, a dance class - or a self-defense class. You’ll be helping to raise awareness about the root causes of gender-based violence, adding momentum to our cause.
Choose How You Will Support WE Walk: 

1. I want to participate:
The first step is to register as an individual or a team.

2. I want to donate:
Support an individual, a team, or donate to the cause. 

        Ask if your company has a matching gifts program and learn how to get your donation matched here.

When you sign up to participate in WE Walk, you'll get your own online page to post your goals and show your progress. After you've set your fundraising target, tell the world: share your link with your network and invite them to donate to you, or perhaps even join and start their own WE Walk page. On social media, share your pics and tag #walk4women #stridesagainstviolence.   

Sign-up instructions can be found here.

Then What?
Look for our inspiring and informative daily emails beginning November 25, then celebrate together on Zoom on December 10, Human Rights Day. 
The Impact of Walk Donations:
●  $33 helps build “Safe Cities” by training a bus driver how to keep women and children safe
●  $100 trains journalists and justice advocates at a radio station in Nepal to report ethically on conflict-related violence against women
●  $120 gives Violence Against Women (VAW) prevention training to five young men and women
●  $500 helps hundreds of men and boys in Cairo to become involved in community-based campaigns to eliminate violence, stigma, and discrimination in Egypt
●  $1,500 can assist one vulnerable woman to establish her own microbusiness, helping to provide the economic independence so critical to violence prevention

UN Women Programs Change Lives

Kuda Mariam, a domestic violence survivor, with two of her children. Through a UN Women supported program, Kuda received counselling and training to manage a business. “For girls (and women) economic resilience is very important because it makes women independent." Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown
UN Women has supported survivors of gender-based violence in the far north region of Cameroon since 2016. The program has taught women business skills so that they can earn an income and provided psychosocial support. It has built the capacity of police, lawyers and social workers to better respond to survivors of gender-based violence.


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  1. (1) An international campaign began in 1991 and coordinated annually by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University. More here.
  2. (2) World Health Organization Devastatingly Pervasive: 1 in 3 Women Globally experience Violence

All funds support the work of UN Women, including programs that prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls. UN Women USA is an independent non-profit, 501c3 organization. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with chapters in Chicago, Durham, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Sarasota, and San Francisco. EIN 54-1244401.

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