Nepal has made a commitment to end child marriage by 2030 but cultural traditions, poverty, and lack of education are difficult barriers to overcome. Once married, girls are expected to become pregnant and preferably to bear sons. The captivating film The Lost Girls takes a closer look at the practice and one young woman trying to end it.
As a black woman in the technology sector, Ope Aladekomo has faced a multitude of challenges. The McKinsey & Company senior product manager – who participated in the Metro NY Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women's "Technology: Powering Change and Empowering Women" " panel on May 17 – has found herself bucking stereotypes for years.
There was a lively audience assembled last week at the Eileen Fisher store in Soho, New York, for an important program presented by the Metro NY Chapter of UN Women about the urgent topic of ending violence against women and girls.
Heba Abdallah is a 32-year-old Egyptian woman and a mother to two young girls, aged four and two. In 2012, she travelled from Egypt to the United States with her oldest daughter to join her husband and currently lives in Astoria. This is her story of the struggles of coming to the USA as an immigrant.
Each year, the Nominating Committee for the Metro NY chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women (USNC-UN Women) presents a slate of qualified nominees for election to the Board of Directors. The committee is looking for individuals with experience, contacts, and resources who will help to shape the programs of USNC-UN Women.
Every year, the Commission on the Status of Women shines a spotlight on the global pervasiveness of gender injustice, but what is even more important is the groundswell of advocacy and inspiration needed to combat it. On the evening of March 16, the Metro NY chapter ignited just that with our Connecting the Continents panel and networking event at Pen and Brush.
Elizabeth Nyamayaro, an advocate for women’s rights and economic development, is the driving force behind the HeForShe campaign, a UN Women’s initiative and global solidarity movement that seeks to engage men as advocates for gender equality. In honor of International Women’s Day, we chat with Elizabeth about intersectional feminism, Twitter’s parental leave policy and what’s on the marquee for HeForShe Arts Week.
Teresa, a 53-year-old woman born in El Salvador, has been living in the U.S. since 1996. She is married and has one daughter and five grandchildren. We met Teresa at CIANA (Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans) a few years ago when she came to ask for legal assistance for her grandchildren. This is her story.
The Young Professionals Committee of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women, Metropolitan New York Chapter (USNC-NY), along with HeForShe supporters, come together to host the 7th Annual A Night to Say to Violence Against Women Fundraiser. The UN Women United States National Committee (UN Women-USNC) is an independent non-governmental organization that supports the mission of UN Women through events, advocacy, public education about UN Women and global women’s issues, and fundraising efforts to support UN Women programs worldwide.