Vital Voices Event Shine’s Celebrates Women Advocates around the World

Allison Williams and Seth Meyers helped celebrate equal rights for women when they hosted the Voices of Solidarity awards ceremony on Dec. 5 in New York City.

Meyers is an is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and television host, while Williams is an American actress, comedian, and singer.

The pair shared their hosting duties with Seth’s wife Alexi and Diane Von. The event was conducted at the Furstenberg at InterActiveCorp’s headquarters in Manhattan.

The occasion recognizes men who have advocated on behalf of women and girls in the United States and around the world. The men chosen have fought for universal equality for women so they may live free from violence.

This year, the organization recognized United Nations Secretary General Designate Antonio Guterres and Undercover Colors founders Tyler Confrey-Maloney and Steve Gray.

Ceremonies are conducted right before Human Rights Day as part of the Vital Voices organization, whose mission is to invest in women leaders who improve the world.

These women are invested in urgent issues facing the female gender from many counties and are facing humanitarian crises, corruption, insecurity, inadequate legal frameworks and gender-based violence, just to name a few. These women stand as some of the most courageous leaders of our time.

The organization searches for a woman with a vision and partners with her to make her vision a reality. Their goals take a lot of work. Vital Voices help by giving her a voice, expanding her resources and encouraging her along the way. Voices of Solidarity leaders recognize that by working together with men, public awareness and the advancement of laws are more likely to succeed. They also collaborate with citizens and government to end violence against women.

The nonprofit was the child of the Vital Voices Democracy Initiative, founded in 1997 by Hillary Clinton who was First Lady at the time. The goal was the advancement of women.

The United States government partnered with Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations, the World Bank, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the European Union and other governments to conducted conferences, bringing together women leaders from more than 80 countries.