Today is International Women’s Day.
1 in 4 women in the US experiences violence in her home at the hands of an intimate partner.
1 in 3 women, globally.
Those numbers are staggering. There is too much violence against the mothers, sisters, and daughters of our world. Abuse, slavery, genital mutilation and rape take place and leave scars not only on individuals but on our society as a whole. But here’s the good news: WE have the power to end the cycle of violence.
This week I have been in New York as a representative of Mosaic to support UNWFP in their mission. The UN Women for Peace is creating real, substantive change for gender equality in the world. By focusing on establishing laws in countries that do not yet protect women, this organization has improved the lives of countless women the world over, and the numbers are only growing.
Today, I invite you to join Mosaic and the UN Women for Peace as we take a stand in New York City in a march to end violence against women. This movement has gained the support of Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Miss USA Nia Sanchez, Director/Actor Ron Howard, Actor Paul Bettany, and rapper Ja Rule, to name a few.
We will march from the UN Plaza to Times Square as we raise our voices in one of the most influential cities in the world, and you can join us, no matter where you are.
All you have to do to help our movement is post a video or photo of you taking four steps with the hashtag:
Share your words of support and encouragement and invite others to do the same.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon inspired us at the UN Women for Peace luncheon on Friday with his dreams for a future of peace and dignity for all. Together, we can make this dream a reality.
For more information, check out this video with actor Paul Bettany sharing so profoundly about our cause: