UN Women is an entity that is part of the United Nations that promotes gender equality and the empowerment of women. I joined this committee earlier this year because I have a strong passion and interest in women’s rights both in Australia and overseas.
I attended and assisted in the preparation of the UN Women Relaunch event on Thursday the 4th October. The launch was well received with over 150 people in attendance.
The event provided the opportunity for the general public to learn more about UN Women as well as to meet the members that made up the Melbourne Chapter.
The relaunch marked the first event for the newly formed Melbourne Chapter. I was very excited to have been given the opportunity to plan this event as well as help out on the day.
I have been involved in managing many events for both profit and not-fir profit organisations since I started University. It was great to be able to put my event management skills to good use.
Elizabeth Shaw an Executive Director of the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) and National Board Member of UN Women Australia discussed her experiences with UN Women. She also presented information on the Spring theme for UN Women Australia which was violence against women.
Syneka Marketing volunteered our graphic design services to produce the program flyer. Copies of the flyer were distributed to all attendees on the night and reinforced the global focus of the organisation.
It was inspiring to see that so many people in Melbourne were interested in helping UN Women achieve its goals.
I am looking forward to helping out at many more UN Women events in the New Year.