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Thursday, 25 September 2014

HeForShe // A Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality

HeForShe is a new solidarity campaign for gender equality initiated by UN Women. The aim of the campaign is to engage men and boys as advocates for change toward the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights.

"Gender equality is not only a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue"

British actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson co-hosted a special event for the UN Women’s HeForShe campaign, watch below.

During the emotional 13 minute speech, Emma talks of how she believes women should be entitled to equal pay as men, and how a woman is in charge of the decisions made about her own body.

Women's rights has been, and still is, a dominant issue in many countries across the globe, and affects both genders socially, economically and politically. HeForShe has a goal to make a stand and take action against these harsh and unfair inequalities faced by women and girls everywhere.

UN Women have pledged to work towards its target of engaging one million men and boys in the movement by July 2015. If you are a male and you'd like to support the cause, you can sign up here.

This campaign is not in any way branding men sexist, or trying to depict the male race as inhumane beings who don't care for women and their rights. I personally feel that gender equality it is an important issue that needs to be continually addressed, and I hope the campaign will be successful in working toward bringing both genders together in the solidarity movement.

You can visit the official HeForShe website, donate and/or sign up to join the campaign, and find out more about the equality movement here.


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