Why YOU want to be at the UN Day Luncheon

It is Fall, the temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are changing colors. Do you know what that means? Drumroll! UNA-GB is pleased to announce its 2014 United Nations Day Luncheon! This years’ event will take place on Monday, December 8th at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Register now before it is too late! Since 1948, United […]


Ebola: West Africa and the World

It has been about eight months since the start of the massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa and it still very much remains an issue to this day. However, this is not the first outbreak in history. In fact according to the Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention (CDC), the first recognized incident occurred in 1976 […]


International Women’s Day 2013

Women’s Forum @ UNA-GB celebrated IWD (March 8th) early this year with a reception, film screening, and panel discussion on March 4th! UNA-GB members and other members of the Boston community gathered to view Not My Life, a documentary on human trafficking directed, written and produced by Academy Award nominee Robert Bilheimer. This film gives an […]


NO to violence against women

Around 15 to 76 percent of women around the world experience physical or sexual violence from men in their lifetime. This staggering statistic has called the attention of people, organizations, and governments around the world to take action and put an end to such vehement behavior. UN Women has been taking serious measures to stop […]


A Night with Women’s Forum: Micro-financing in Developing Countries

Last night, Women’s Forum, in partnership with UNICEF and Accion, held a special presentation and discussion on how successful micro-finance programs in developing countries help empower women. The two keynote panel speakers were Willow Shire, Executive Consultant at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and Erika Eurkus, Senior Director for External Affairs of Accion, a […]


Child Marriage Call & Response: An Afternoon of Action for Africa

Yesterday afternoon, May 21, the Women’s [email protected] welcomed many guests to celebrate Africa Day with a delicious lunch and inspiring conversation. 50 community members and leaders joined us to raise awareness about the issue of early child marriage in sub-Saharan Africa. At noon the room was buzzing with lively conversation as guests enjoyed Kenyan dishes from […]


Introducing International Women’s Day 2012

International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s when it was originally celebrated as International Working Women’s Day. It is recognized on March 8th every year and honors women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Gender equality is a huge focus for the UN community, with Millennium Development Goal #3 specifically designed to empower […]


UNA-GB Presents our Newly Formed Advocacy Committee: Meet our Leaders!

UNA-GB is excited to announce the formation of a new volunteer Advocacy Committee! Nathaniel Watson and Heather Cochran, who are co-chairing the committee along with Alma Morrison, are looking forward to working with UNA-GB and it’s global network and dedicated members. Over the coming months we will be working to help keep you abreast of […]


Rebuilding Rwanda, One Woman at a Time

“To me, Akilah means family. It’s a place where you can find yourself, discover your potential, a place where you can know your responsibilities and discover how to be responsible in your future.” -Irene Ingabire, Akilah Student This personal account is one of many shared by the young women whose lives have forever changed as a […]


6,994,726,950 and counting: Jane Roberts on “Women, Population, and the MDGs.”

“Since the human race began, women have delivered for society.  It is time now for the world to deliver for women.” -The Lancet With the world’s population set to hit 7 billion by the end of this month (6,994,726,950   was the most recent population count at the time of this posting – check out the current world’s […]