UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee Canada
HeForShe Campaign

HeForShe Campaign

February 28, 2015 15:55 ET

Almas Jiwani to Discuss the HeForShe Campaign at the Young Canadian Chinese Professionals and Entrepreneurs Association

RICHMOND HILL, CANADA--(Marketwired - Feb. 28, 2015) - Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada, will speak at the YCCPEA in celebration of its first year anniversary gala ceremony at the Premiere Ballroom & Convention Centre.

The YCCPEA was established with the aims of the helping young Canadian Chinese in areas of employment and entrepreneurship, integrate into the mainstream society, and strengthen their inter-ethnic cultural exchanges and contacts.

"It is a great pleasure to be able to celebrate with the YCCPEA at their first year anniversary gala and discuss the potential partnership of these two organizations. Their goal of empowering women through entrepreneurship to end the inequities they face is closely aligned with the values in our HeForShe campaign and we hope that the YCCPEA will join in and lend its voice". - President of UN Women National Committee Canada, Almas Jiwani

"It is our honour to have Almas Jiwani join us in celebration of our anniversary gala. The YCCPEA recognizes the importance of empowering women in entrepreneurship. Our association aims to provide diversified services and activities to Canadian Chinese females, broaden their skills and professionalism". - YCCPEA President, Stephen Guo

The event will be held at the Premiere Ballroom & Convention Centre, 9019 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill on March 1, 2015, (6:30-11:00pm)

About UN Women National Committee Canada

The UN Women National Committee Canada (formerly UNIFEM Canada) was founded in 1993 with the goal of promoting equality for all women. The National Committee Canada is an independent non-governmental organization (NGO) that supports the mission of UN Women through public awareness initiatives about UN Women and global women's issues, as well as fundraising efforts to support UN Women programmes worldwide. The National Committee Canada is one of 15 National Committees worldwide. The National Committee raises the profile of UN Women and promotes its work in Canada.

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About UN Women's HeForShe and IMPACT 10X10X10 Campaigns:

HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality. Gender equality was at one time a struggle for women by women but now is the time for this to change. A movement is building around the world that sees men taking a stronger stand on equality. Canada currently has over 13,000 men who have committed to furthering gender equality within our country.

IMPACT 10X10X10 aims to add corporations, governments, universities and grassroots organizations into the growing movement of equality. Gender equality benefits everyone. IMPACT 10X10X10 builds on HeForShe as a movement that seeks gender equality advocates in every sphere of influence.

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