The United Nations Association of Greater Boston celebrates   


International Women's Day 2011

Tuesday, March 8 

Join us today in recognizing and celebrating 100 years of International Women's Day (and many more centuries of women's valuable contributions to society)!   Today offers the opportunity to highlight the tenacity, courage, and creativity of women around the globe. 


This year is also notable, as it is also the first International Women's Day for UN Women, created by the UN General Assembly on July 2010 and formally launched just last month!


The future is bright and we invite you to be a part of the celebration here in Boston.  See below for details about our annual International Women's Day Film Screening and Celebration next Monday, March 14th featuring a film produced by Liz Walker! 

International Women's Day Film Screening, Reception & Panel


DATE: Monday, March 14, 2011


TIME: Reception at 6:00 PM | Film Screening at 6:30 PM 

Panel featuring film producer Liz Walker, as well as the filmmaker and women from the film to follow!


LOCATION: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc
10 Winter Place. Boston, MA 02108


COST: $10 Member/Student | $15 Non-member


Get your tickets today!


UNA-GB is pleased to present, in partnership with My Sister's Keeper, the exclusive WORLD PREMIERE of Thato Mwosa's film A TRIBE OF WOMEN, which follows the inspiring journey of refugee women from Sudan as they form the grassroots movement, Sisterhood for Peace.   Told entirely through the women's point of view, the film illustrates the immense power Sudanese women are wielding in the struggle for peace, reconciliation and restoration of their homeland.   On the heels of January's Referendum vote in Southern Sudan, this film offers a compelling and vital addition to the global dialogue of our times.


After the film the panel discussion will feature:
Filmmaker Thato Mwosa
Film Producer Liz Walker
Sarah Rial, My Sister's Keeper Program Director featured in the film
Gloria White-Hammond, My Sister's Keeper Executive Director.


Don't miss this exciting opportunity to be the first to see the film and join in on the discussion!




Additional Women's Forum Events in Spring 2011
Make sure to add our upcoming events focused on issues impacting women and girls around the world to your calendars!

V-Day Boston 2011: Spotlight on Violence Against Women and Girls of Haiti

Friday, March 18, 2011
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Suffolk University, 73 Tremont St, Boston MA

Join us for an evening of food and drink, local artistry, and global advocacy! In collaboration with Suffolk University's Center for Women's Health & Human Rights, we are proud to bring you an evening of expertise and entertainment that will raise awareness on the most critical issues for women and girls in Haiti today.


The Challenges of Practicing Law in the Sharia Courts in Nigeria
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St, Boston


Join us as one of the top defenders of women's rights in Nigeria, talks about her experience as a lead attorney in Islamic Sharia Law and her journey devoted to the cause of human rights for women in Nigeria. Since 1999, when many states in Nigeria adopted Islamic Sharia in criminal proceedings, Ibrahim has served as defense counsel in more than 100 pro bono Sharia-related cases.  

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from an inspirational woman who is changing lives through her fight for justice and equality.  


Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East

Isobel Coleman




Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reception at 6:30 PM | Talk at 7:00 PM |
6 Hilliard Pl. Cambridge, MA 02138
$15 Member Ticket | $20 Non-member Ticket

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Isobel Coleman talk about her book which examines how women are bringing about reform in the Middle East within an Islamic framework. Also, attendees will have the chance to engage in conversation with Dr. Coleman about Middle Eastern politics and gender issues in the context of current events.



Social Entrepreneurship Panel
May 2011
Exact Date & Location TBD


A panel of experts and practitioners in the burgeoning field of social entrepreneurship discuss the impact and implications on women in development countries.  Stay tuned for more details soon.




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