Thanks to all who helped make “A Night to Say No to Violence” a great success.  Nearly 90 guests filled the Royalton Hotel restaurant and were entertained by DJ Rueben Rey, Sarina Jain, Creator of Masala Bhangra®, magician Filipe Costa Salamanca, and singers Emy Cee and Shayfer. Special guest and HeForShe supporter Nicolas Ferroni provided remarks on why he is such a strong supporter of women’s empowerment and how he teaches his students about gender equality. Guests bid on the raffle with about 40 prizes and other joined in the online silent auction. Proceeds contribute to UN Women programs on violence against women.


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With the U.S. National Committee for UN Women, the Metropolitan New York 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.

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