Africa UNiTE in partnership with Kilimanjaro Initiative (KI) and UNFCU is organizing a historic climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about the UN Secretary General’s Global Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women and Girls. A total of 75 climbers representing 36 African countries, United Nations agencies, business, women’s rights activists and civil society, will endeavor to reach the summit on International Women’s Day 8 March 2012. Their aim is to seek national commitments on ending violence against women and girls from all African Governments to be implemented by 2015.
While you may not be with this dedicated team, you can definitely support their efforts. Here is what you can do:
On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2012, you, as well as family and friends can climb the steps of your home, office/building with your own personal pledge to End Violence against Women and Girls! With this in mind, UNFCU’s Green Team, which is focused on the UNFCU Board mandate of corporate social responsibility, is organizing an event to raise awareness among staff about violence against women. This symbolic climb demonstrates support to the 2012 KI climbers, challenging UNFCU staff to climb up the stairs of UNFCU HQ, LIC, NY, attaining 20,000 steps in total which equates to the height of Mount Kilimanjaro at nearly 20,000 feet.
Be counted & Say NO to Violence against Women:
All participants who register and climb the 368 steps, of the 16 floors of UNFCU HQ will also have the opportunity to share their wishes and thoughts towards ending this global pandemic, Violence against Women. You can too! Simply "Speak Up" by signing on to Say NO to violence against women and add your pledge on this page: http://saynotoviolence.org/join-say-no/climb-up-speak-out. Follow us on Facebook to learn more about this historic climb.
|Date:||1 March 2012|
|Action Type:||Awareness Raising|
On International Women’s Day and in conjunction with the historic Africa UNiTE climb reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, 124 UNFCU staff and UN Staff members climbed 45,260 steps to reach the rooftop of UNFCU’s headquarters in Long Island City. In this way, the climbers sent a clarion call in support of the mission to Say NO to violence against women and girls.
On behalf of the UNFCU Green Team, thank you to all the climbers and volunteers who made this year’s stairwell climb a great success!