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Walks to End Violence Against Women and Girls April 17th 2011


ATTENTION TRIANGLE RESIDENTS:

This Sunday (April 17th) is the North Carolina Chapter of Annual Walks to End Violence Against Women and Girls of 2011.  It will be held in Durham, and being that it’s for a good cause, any and everyone who’s able to make it should absolutely attend!!!

Here’s some more info from the organization itself:

“Please join our Chapter’s Walks this year and help us raise funds for the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women and Girls.   The UN Trust Fund projects support education, advocacy, laws, budgets, and action plans around the world to address and eradicate this rampant violence.

Violence against women and girls exists in many forms of  physical, psychological, sexual and economic abuse.
Globally, as many as 6 out of every 10 women suffer physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.
Violence is a major cause of death and disability for women and girls 16-44 years old.  A World Bank study on 10 selected risk factors facing girls and women in this age group, found rape and domestic violence more dangerous than cancer, motor vehicle accidents, war and malaria.   102 Countries have no specific legal provisions against domestic violence.” source: UN Women

DURHAM

Date/Time: Sunday April 17th 1PM

Location: Al Buehler Cross Country Trail
Registration Fee: $20 for first walker 12+ years, $10 for the second walker 12+years; free for children under 12  but donations are welcome
Register: Register online or mail in the registration form you can find on our walk website.

 

Remember yall, violence against women is the most prevalent form of oppression in the world; these are good people doing good work, so let’s show em how we put on in NC.

Bless Up,

James

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