National Committee for UN Women holds activism reception Dec. 5

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The U.S. National Committee for UN Women (East Florida Chapter) is hosting a “16 Days of Activism” reception on Friday, Dec. 5, at the Indian River Shores Community Room (6001 Florida A1A, Indian River Shores, FL 32963), from 6-8 p.m.

Open to the public, there will be wine, hors d’oeuvres, networking and lots of thought provoking conversations that can make a local and global impact.

Bob McPartlan, Sebastian’s mayor and Community Development Administrator (Florida Department of Children and Families), is the headlining guest speaker. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased ahead of time at or at the door.

The purpose of the “16 Days of Activism” event is to raise awareness and ignite conversation on gender-based violence and how to put an end to it. Titled after the internationally recognized “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence” campaign, the reception is one of the ways the East Florida Chapter hopes to recruit more individuals from Indian River County to join the ranks of people who are dedicated to putting an end to the violence against women and children.

Mayor McPartlan will provide an in-depth look at just how real and present this issue is in our own community.

Hosting the reception is the East Florida Chapter’s Board of Directors, which is comprised of eight women who are of very different backgrounds, each contributing their unique perspective and experience to help achieve the U.S. National Committee for UN Women’s mission: to raise awareness about UN Women’s work around the world and to provide financial support for its innovative programs and initiatives in developing countries, aimed at achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality.

For more information about the “16 Days of Activism” reception or the U.S. National Committee for UN Women, please email Sherry: or visit

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