UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee Canada

March 26, 2014 11:42 ET

UN Women National Committee Canada to Celebrate International Women's Day at Lioness Gala

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 26, 2014) - Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada, will deliver the keynote address at the Lioness Glam Gala 2014, as the Lionesses champion the cause for UN Women's programmes with a fundraiser. The event takes place March 27, at The Grand Luxe Event Boutique, Toronto.

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 each year and the theme for 2014 is, "Equality for Women is Progress for All."

"As we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women's rights, women's empowerment and gender equality, let us recommit ourselves to working harder for gender equality not just for the women themselves but for the achievement of greater development outcomes that benefit all of society," Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee said.

Jenny Katkova-Brown, Founder of Lioness Woman's Club said, "The Lioness Woman's Club chose Almas Jiwani to deliver keynote address at our high profile Gala, as she represents the epitome of a Power woman who shapes a better world, perfectly combining eloquence, passion and style. She is an exemplary Canadian who stands for the principles of fairness, humanism and gender equality and who makes her passion contagious." Ms Katkkova-Brown also acknowledges the work of the UN Women National Committee Canada and is proud to host the fundraiser in support of efforts that will address the growing concern of gender inequality in Canada and around the world.

About UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee of Canada is an independent, non-government organization 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 programs worldwide. For more information about UN Women National Committee Canada, please visit http://www.unwomencanada.org/.

About Lioness Woman's Club

The Lioness Woman's Club is a successful business women's network that aims to inspire and motivate women.

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