March 08, 2012
In celebration of International Women’s Day today, Clements Worldwide, leading provider of international insurance solutions, announces its support of Africa UNiTE’s inaugural women’s advocacy climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. Spearheaded by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2008, the Africa UNiTE campaign aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls across the globe. As the main feature of the campaign, this week’s climb serves as an emblematic gesture of support in the fight to eradicate gender-based violence. As a strong supporter of both humanitarian causes and UN-based initiatives, Clements is pleased to contribute to this important charity and serve as the insurer of choice for the climbers.
The findings of a 2011 multi-country study conducted by the World Health Organization reinforce the urgency of the situation: nearly 71% of women throughout the world experience violence at some point in their lives. As United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon states: “We must unite. Violence against women cannot be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader or by any government”
Dante Disparte, Clements’ director, comments on the company’s endorsement of this heralded UN-based initiative: “This historic ascent is an illuminating moment for Africa as governments, activists, and UN agencies mobilize to create powerful, positive social change. At Clements, we believe in giving peace of mind to individuals, organizations and humanitarian workers as they conduct their meaningful missions around the world. As a symbolic tribute, the 75 climbers have been steadily ascending Mount Kilimanjaro since March 5th in order to reach the summit today, in honor of International Women’s Day. To follow Clements’ lead with a donation to this cause, visit http://www.africaunitecampiagn.org.
About Clements Worldwide
Clements Worldwide is a leading insurance provider for expatriates and international organizations. Founded in 1947, Clements offers international car, property, term life, health, specialty and high risk insurance in over 170 countries. With offices in Washington, DC and London, Clements delivers comprehensive coverage, superior customer service, and unparalleled claims response. To learn more and quote online, please visit http://www.clements.com.
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