Winter Walk

UN Women USA Virtual Walk

UNiTE to End Violence Against Women and Girls: UN Women USA Virtual Walk

November 25 – December 5, 2020

International fundraiser organized annually by the UN Women USA Gulf Coast Chapter, Sarasota, Florida


Walk with UN Women USA to raise funds and awareness about violence against women. Why do we walk?  Because 35 percent of all women worldwide experience physical or sexual intimate partner violence during their lifetimes. 


We need your help to increase awareness of this issue and support UN Women programs.


Where do your donations go?

  • $30 provides two women with post-rape medical care 

  • $50 helps survivors of sexual violence access counseling 

  • $100 funds a "One Stop Crisis Center" providing care to victims of violence

  • $150 helps survivors of sexual violence receive legal assistance 

What actions can you take? 

  1. Register now on Rallybound as an individual or a team.

  2. Set a fundraising goal.

  3. Participate from Nov. 25 - Dec. 5 in engaging and fun activities. Details soon on this page. 

  4. Walk anytime and choose your distance! A couple of miles with your dog and a friend? With family after Thanksgiving dinner? A company team walking outdoors?

  5. Share your Rallybound link with your network. Invite them to donate to you or to register their own teams. 

  6. End your successful campaign on Saturday, December 5, by joining us on Zoom! We will learn about local efforts to combat violence, recognize all our walkers, and announce prizes for our top fundraisers!


How can you help in the work toward gender equality? 

Get involved and support UN Women USA Gulf Coast Chapter


All funds support UN Women progams that prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.


In 2020, our UN Women Virtual Walk coincides with the annual UN Women Days of Orange - 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. The social media campaign kicks off November 25,  International Day Against Violence Against Women, and culminates on December 10, International Human Rights Day. Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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! 

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