UN Women Canada National Committee

UN Women Canada National Committee

September 09, 2013 06:00 ET

The Time is Now to Own a Piece of the Universe and Empower a Woman Today

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2013) -

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Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada is proud to announce that Zanis & Co will launch "Be a Force" Campaign to Support UN Women programmes to empower women and girls and promote gender equality worldwide.

Women of the world represent beauty and strength, and possess the generosity to enrich the lives of others. Despite these universal qualities, women around the globe continue to represent the majority of the world's unpaid, the underfed, the uneducated, the unhealthy, the un-empowered and the under-represented population. That's why, Zanis & Co. a high-end Canadian jewelry designer, is launching "Be a Force" Six week Campaign from September 10th, 2013 to inspire people to "Be a Force" of the Universe and make a difference in the lives of women and girls around the world.

During this six week campaign Zanis & Co. will donate 25 per cent of the sales from each watch and jewelry piece sold to UN Women National Committee Canada (UNWNCC) to support their work in raising awareness and conducting advocacy for UN Women programs that empower women and promote gender equality.

"UN Women National Committee Canada addresses challenges, obstacles and works to eliminate different forms of discrimination and injustice women face worldwide. Through our work, we hear about the hardships women endure, but we have also witnessed heart-warming stories of incredible heroines. Through these stories we are constantly reminded of the beauty, endurance and strength of women," said Almas Jiwani, President, UN Women National Committee Canada. "Every woman we have met on our journey inspires us to do more and that is why I am thrilled that Zanis is supporting our mission and raising funds through the "Be a Force" Campaign.

"I hope that this campaign reminds people that the Universe is in their hands and the time is now to take action. I thank Zanis & Co. for their support. With their support I know we will be one step closer to achieving our goals globally."

The campaign gives the public an exclusive opportunity to be one of the first to own one of the limited edition collection Watches and Universe Jewellery Collection pieces, prior to the official launch of their collection later this September. Zanis & Co. is the only jeweller in Canada whose watch and jewellery pieces include a genuine and authenticated piece of the Moon, Mars and the very rare Space Gem. The uniqueness of the jewellery with precious elements of the Universe, symbolizing strength, eternity and beauty; inspired Zanis & CO. to support UNWNCC and contribute to projects and activities that benefit women.

"Each watch has its own unique and intriguing story, much like women," said John Kanakis, Co-Founder, Zanis & Co. "We designed the Universe collection with a specific woman in mind. She is an empowered woman and a woman who understands that she is a part of something bigger. She believes in herself and she combats the challenges of life with drive and perseverance and wears her experience [and her jewellery] with pride and confidence. She will not only be wearing the universe, she will be a part of it and in control of it!

"That's why we are so proud to support UN Women National Committee Canada because they recognize that all women around the world have a crucial role in shaping the evolution of their societies and the future of their countries. It is our honour to contribute to women's advancement through the 'Be a Force' Campaign."

To learn more about the campaign or to make a purchase please go to: http://shop.zanis.com/collections/help-un-women or http://www.zanishelps.org

Or follow campaign on Twitter with the hashtag #BeAForce

About Zanis & Co.

From inception, Zanis & Co. decided to create timepieces that delight the senses and impact the wearer. It is for people who embrace a larger vision of themselves and the world in which they live. For those who embrace a sense of style, purpose and the future. www.zanis.com

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 to Empower Women and Girls and promote Gender Equality worldwide. www.unwomencanada.org

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