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North Jersey UNA Women    


Committee Leadership

Elizabeth Joy Schnur

Northern New Jersey UNA Women Chair

North Jersey UNA Women is a committee designed to support UNA Women, UNA-USA's Affinity Group which partners with like-minded women and women's organizations to advocate for the UN's mission around women and girls. Together we can become a stronger voice in our community.

North Jersey UNA Women advocates for UN programs that advance women’s and girls’ rights and promote women empowerment on a global scale. Annually, events that commemorate certain awareness months or days such as Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month among others may occur. Participation in UNA Women is open to any current UNA-USA/UNA-NNJ member.

North Jersey UNA Women is chaired by Elizabeth Joy Schnur. As an aspiring attorney and someone who prides herself in being a feminist and women’s rights advocate, Elizabeth is passionate about creating an awareness of issues not commonly spoken about. These include the issue of domestic violence (statistics from the United Nations indicate that approx. 1 in 3 women experience domestic violence) and the “Boyfriend Loophole”, a loophole or lack of legislation to bar perpetrators of domestic violence from access to weapons who are dating as opposed to married to or cohabiting with a victim of domestic violence, as well as countless other issues that threaten women’s rights, peace, safety, and equality. Elizabeth is a writer, speaker, and community leader. She is the author of a research paper entitled “Intervention of Legislation in a “Private” Matter: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Public Policy” which was selected for presentation by both Bergen Community College’s Judith K. Winn School of Honors as well as the Beacon Conference. Elizabeth believes strongly in individuals using their voices to effect change in their greater community as well as on a global scale.

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