Paul Bettany and Bond No. 9 to be Honored
Academy Award-winner Ron Howard Speaks
Natalie Cole, Jennifer Connelly, Kelly Rutherford, and H.E. Mrs. Ban Soon-taek to Attend
Actor/Director Paul Bettany, introduced by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and joined by wife Jennifer Connelly, and Bond No. 9, accepted by Laurice Rahme, will receive humanitarian awards from UN Women for Peace Association (UNWFPA), in collaboration with the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC). UNWFPA Patron H.E. Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, wife of UN Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and UNWFPA chair Muna Rihani Al-Nasser will present the awards.
The Annual Awards Luncheon, in celebration of International Women’s Day and “Men To End Violence Against Women,” raises awareness to the issue of violence against women with the aim of creating a global environment where such violence is impermissible. Funds from the luncheon support the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. Al-Nasser, Rema DuPont, and Deirdre Imus are the event’s co-chairs.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations headquarters
Entrance is at First Avenue and 45th street in New York City
For security reasons, please arrive 20 minutes earlier and bring photo identification
Patron Ticket: $1,000
Advocate Table: $5,000
Donor Table: $10,000
Philanthropist Table: $15,000
March 2nd to Verlaine Soobroydoo at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 929.274.6226 or 201.306.5384.
UNWFPA believes violence against women and girls is intolerable, yet, as you read this, five million women and girls globally are living in forced sexual exploitation, victims of human trafficking. More than 60 million girls have no access to - or are being deliberately excluded from - primary and secondary school. One in three women experience violence from an intimate partner or sexual violence from a stranger in their lifetime. UNWFPA, founded in 2008 under the patronage of H.E. Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, raises awareness to these terrible crimes. UNWFPA promotes and advances the goals of UN agencies that provide opportunities for women through social, cultural, educational, and empowerment programs under the banner of a global peace building process. All of our proceeds go directly to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, which aims to prevent violence against women and girls, provides services and programs to those affected by violence, and strengthens the implementation of laws and policies on such violence.
For more information visit www.unwomenforpeace.org
Photo courtesy of UNWFPA.