UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee Canada

September 16, 2013 09:50 ET

Almas Jiwani to Deliver Keynote Address and Support Project for Single Mothers and Children in Ethiopia

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 16, 2013) - Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada, will provide the keynote address at the Addis Life Design's project to support the community for single mothers and children in Ethiopia on September 19, 2013.

"As in many African countries, women in Ethiopia face real challenges. Too many women continue to face obstacles in obtaining access to adequate healthcare services, education and economic opportunities. Too many women are victims of violence and negative attitudes on violence against women and girls persist. When women are at the center of development, where their voice is heard and when they are protected from violence, the economy improves," says Jiwani. "I would like to lend my support to this project and help bring about real change for single mothers and children in Ethiopia."

"Providing protection and support for women and children is an important part of our work in Ethiopia and we have already launched a pilot project for young girls and single mothers in Addis Ababa. We are thrilled that Ms. Jiwani could join us at our event, and support our project, by sharing with us her valuable insight and experience with empowering women and overcoming obstacles - an integral component in helping us to accomplish our project's goals and implement Addis Life Design's mission," says Liliana Rusicior, event organizer.

Other notable guests to attend the event include, Municipal and Provincial Government officials, and Mr. Michael Tobias, Consul General of the Consulate of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to Canada.

Intex Dzgn Inc., will host the event on behalf of Addis Life Design's Community for Single Mothers and Children project in Ethiopia. Media are welcome to attend the event from 6:30 -8:00 PM at 678 Sheppard Ave East, unit #4.

About UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee Canada raises UN Women's profile and promotes its work in Canada; Supports the mission of UN Women through their public awareness initiatives about UN Women and global women's issues, and fundraising efforts to support UN Women programmes worldwide. www.unwomencanada.org

About INTEX DZGN Inc. and Addis Life Design

INTEX DZGN is an interior design firm devoted to enhancing the functionality and quality of interior spaces for increasing productivity, health, safety and welfare. INTEX DZGN supports social programs in Ethiopia, including the Community for Single Mothers and Children program by Addis Life Design. http://www.intexdzgn.com/index.html

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