The Metro NY Chapter was founded in 1987 and is comprised of 200+ members across all ages and professions. Together, our dedicated members raise community awareness and funds for UN Women by:
- Presenting informative programs which explore the status of women around the world, as well as to pay tribute to the successes of women and girls both nationally and internationally;
- Planning community events that connect new and old friends, and give them a space to discuss ongoing UN Women’s efforts, update each other on their personal happenings, or to meet others who are interested in this international community;
- Providing speakers to organizations throughout the Metropolitan New York area;
- Participating in public programs and advocating for UN Women’s goals
With US National Committee for UN Women, our chapter works towards raising public awareness and funds to support UN Women’s projects around the world, enhancing women’s economic security and rights, ending violence against women, reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS among women and girls, and advancing gender justice in democratic governance in stable and fragile states.