National Committee for UN Women - Canada

National Committee for UN Women - Canada
Canadian Colombian Children's Organization (CCCO)

Canadian Colombian Children's Organization (CCCO)

November 10, 2011 07:00 ET

Almas Jiwani Will Deliver Keynote Address at the Canadian Colombian Children's Organization 20th Anniversary-Silver Ball and Fund Raising Gala

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2011) -

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Almas Jiwani, President of the National Committee for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women – Canada) will deliver the keynote address at the Canadian Colombian Children's Organization 20th Anniversary – Silver Ball and Fund raising Gala in Toronto, Canada, November 12, 2011.

Based in Toronto, the Canadian Colombian Children's Organization (CCCO) focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty and violence by providing values-based education, quality health and nutrition and caring personal support to children in Colombia. In the face of extreme poverty and multiple quality of life challenges, the CCCO support projects such as Nazareth school and orphanage. Through the support of Canadians students successfully complete high school and obtain employment.

In her keynote address Ms. Jiwani will be addressing the importance of promoting care and support for all children: the boy-child and the girl-child, children with familial support and those who are orphans. The work of UN Women recognizes the important role of grass roots organizations in promoting a rights-based culture through education initiatives such as that of the CCCO. It is through education of those youngest in our society that gender equality will be realized.

"We are thrilled to have Ms. Jiwani speak at the Gala. The labour of Canadians has saved lives in Colombia and turned children away from poverty. We strongly believe in equipping kids so that they can become self-sufficient adults and contributing members to their society thereby eliminating the vicious cycle of poverty and creating a stronger future for Colombia." States Conchita Sanchez, President, CCCO.

"As an organization, the core concern of UN Women is to promote gender equality for all. We believe in equal opportunity and growth for all boys and girls. Unfortunately, the challenges of poverty mean that we still need to work to protect the most basic of human rights: education and healthcare for children. The work of CCCO is key to ensuring the integrity of every child in need of care." states Ms. Jiwani.

Event details:
CCCO 20th Anniversary Gala
Date: November 12, 2011
Place: Old Mill Inn
Where: 21 Old Mill Rd., Toronto
Time: 6:30pm Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:45pm Official Welcome
8:00pm Keynote Address – Ms. Almas Jiwani

About UN Women Canada National Committee

The National Committee for UN Women Canada raises UN Women's profile and promotes its work in Canada; raises funds for UN Women projects; creates awareness within the Canadian governments for increased funding for UN Women projects; and encourages non-governmental organizations to promote and support UN Women initiatives.

For interviews with Ms Jiwani or for more information on UN Women Canada, please contact: Andrea Smith

About The Canadian Colombian Children's Organization (CCCO)

Through strategic partnerships The Canadian Colombian Children's Organization (CCCO) focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty and violence by providing value-based education, quality health and nutrition, and caring, personal support, for children in Colombia. The CCCO vision is to build a foundation that helps children rise to their own potential. For more information visit, http://www.theccco.org.

For interviews with The Canadian Colombian Children's Organization or for more information on their initiatives, please contact: Maria Sanchez-Keane

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