December 17, 2016 | Tampa, FL
Since launching our gender equality initiative in late fall, UNA-Tampa Bay has pursued local support from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and local political leaders. As part of a broader, national movement called Cities for CEDAW led by the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA, our national organization), UNA-Tampa Bay launched a local initiative in August 2015.
Phase I of our initiative involved pursuing local political support through City Councils. With the help of our Advocacy Director, Noelle Clark, an attorney, Chapter President, Dr. Mark Amen, along with our Board of Directors and multiple interns, we are happy to announce that the city councils of Tampa & St. Petersburg have passed resolutions in support of CEDAW!
On December 3, 2015, Tampa City Council passed a resolution in support of our initiative. View a copy of Tampa City Council’s Resolution.
On December 17, 2015, St. Petersburg City Council passed a resolution in support of our initiative.
Be sure to thank our local City Councils for their support!
We are aggressively pursuing other local government entities, NGOs, businesses, and others to find partners for our growing initiative.