The Los Angeles Chapter of USNC for UN WOMEN was organized to increase the number of people in the Greater Los Angeles region who are dedicated to championing equity and gender equality worldwide. Our goals are to 1) educate our members and the Greater Los Angeles community about UN Women and its global projects; 2) advocate by engaging US policymakers to support UN Women and international agreements on women’s right 3) increase awareness of critical concerns on women’s rights, including but not limited to: human trafficking, violence against women, gender based poverty, economic independence, political equality, protection/education about HIV/AIDS, and the impact climate change has on women.
UN Women is working on ways to make cities safer for women and girls globally. Its global Safe Cities projects harness local knowledge to develop pragmatic and contextual solutions that promote opportunities for social mobilization, civic participation and empowerment for women and girls in urban areas. Given the mission of the LA chapter and the success of Safe Cities projects worldwide, our chapter aims to facilitate the global initiative within local communities here in Los Angeles with the goal of making Los Angeles a UN Global Safe City.
Call for Participation
We want to highlight work being done in L.A. and around the world that speaks to projects being implemented, knowledge being discovered, and solutions being created. Have you worked to create a safe community for women and girls, advocate for women’s and girls’ rights, and/or initiated community/grassroots events or activities that strive to make our cities safer? Have you conducted research on urban politics, poverty, education, gender-based violence, homelessness, civic engagement, or self-empowerment specific to women and girls? We are looking for community advocates, organizers, non-profit professionals, professors, scholars, researchers and students that have started programs, lead projects, or carried out community-wide endeavors, locally or globally, to share their findings, best-practices and lessons with us. We want to foster a forum for you to share your experience and research with like-minded people. This may take several forms – a talk or lecture, photomontage, video clip, or, poster presentation.
Please fill out the application below, detailing your experience, idea, and/or research. While not required, we strongly suggest you submit a 1-10 minute video clip highlighting your work. If accepted, we will share your work in a variety of ways, including being featured on our website.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us online on Facebook and Twitter using #safecitiesLA and #la4womenandgirls.