Winter Walk

Walk with Us: The Power of Community

Saturday, February 1, at 9 a.m. Payne Park, Sarasota.
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Our 2019 Walk was a great success!
Thank you to all who gave of their time, talents, and donations to our walk at Payne Park. We had a record number of people walking to increase awareness about violence against women. We also bypassed our goal for this event and with your help, raised more than $16,500 to support UN Women programs for women and girls around the globe.
A warm thank you to those local agencies and organizations that work to better the lives of women and girls. Joining us in this effort were:

  • Dining For Women           
  • Manatee Habitat for Humanity          
  • Zonta
  • Girl Up! (teams from Lakewood Ranch and Riverview high schools) 
  • Manatee League of Women Voters             
  • Selah Freedom
  • Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida   
  • Sarasota Police Department
  • Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC)


Thank you to Image Lab Inspired Photography, Sarasota, for generously capturing The Walk and for your participation in our event:

GCC photos 2019

For more information contact:   Debby Jennings  at  
or Scott Osborne at (941) 400-8174

Each year, the Gulf Coast Chapter UN Women USA for UN Women walks to raise awareness about violence against women 
- and to raise funds for programs to combat the problem.
Why do we walk? 
Because women and girls continue to be harmed and exploited. Worldwide, 35% of women experience physical and/or sexual intimate violence during their lifetime. That's more than one third of all women!