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"Empowering Women" International Women's Day Program

Empowering Women 
with Maja Marjanovic & Erin Keeley

International Women's Day

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2 pm

St. Jude's Episcopal Church
20920 McClellan Rd. Cupertino CA

International Women's Day is a United Nations Observance and a national holiday in many couinties, but not in the USA.  UN Women was created in 2011 from four separate women's agencies, and headed by an Undersecretary-General.  This program celebrates the role of women and highlights issues and future possibilities.

UN International Mother Earth Day -April 22

Our local chapter supported and celebrated Earth Day at local Earth Day events. Thank you to our volunteers at the 2013 Cupertino Earth & Arbor Day festival. 

Our membership is growing daily as we share the mission of the United Nations among our fellow Americans to end the scourge of war and work for harmony among nations. Volunteers at events like this and programs make our efforts possible. 

To join Silicon Valley UNA-USA online and pay by credit card, go to www.unausa.org/join

To join SVUNA-USA by mail, ask us for a membership form and pay by check.

SVUNA Speakers Bureau


The SVUNA President and Board of Directors are available to speak to nonprofit groups and other interested in the United Nations and international affairs. 

1. President Shirley Lin Kinoshita spoke on Nov. 15, 2012 to SEIU 521, retired public workers in San Jose on the status of women and girls, locally and world-wide. In 2011, Shirley attended the UN 55th Commission on the Status of Women in NYC as a WILPF delegate. WILPF is world's oldest and largest women's peace and justice organization.

Violence Against Women Here and Everywhere

This spring, the ladies of the Women's Fellowship of Union Church of Cupertino were looking for a service project to replace one that was not longer accepting donations.  I suggested Next Door, Solutions to Domestic Violence, a San Jose shelter and service provider for victims of domestic violence.  The case studies from the website gave us an inkling of the extent and pervasiveness of this kind of abuse. It affects all economic levels, races, ethnicity and education background.  The problems gets more attention only when we read about a horrific example, such as the October 9 shooting of Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai for wanting an education.
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