What does HeForShe do?

Created by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, HeForShe is a global effort to engage men and boys in removing the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential, and thus together positively reshaping society.

What Has Emma Watson done for HeForShe?

The inimitable Emma Watson has been a champion and an ambassador of the United Nation’s Women’s HeForShe Campaign. The goal of this campaign is to achieve gender equality by encouraging everyone to participate as stakeholders to bring change and take action against negative labelling.

How can I participate in HeForShe?

Download your HeForShe Action Kit to get started.

  1. INDIVIDUALS | HeForShe Action Kit. Get official HeForShe posters, flyers, etc.
  2. ORGANIZATIONS | HeForShe Action Kit. Get official HeForShe materials for your event, commitment drive, or social media campaign.

How many people have committed to HeForShe?

As of July 2020, over 220 000 people have committed online in India, 200 000 in Rwanda, 170 000 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 150 000 in the US and 130 000 in Mexico. HeForShe was launched by UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and led by her former Senior Advisor Elizabeth Nyamayaro until 2019.

Why you should join HeForShe?

HeForShe is a solidarity campaign initiated by UN Women. Its goal is to engage men and boys as agents of change by encouraging them to take action against discrimination faced by women and girls.

Was HeForShe successful?

Join millions and take the HeForShe pledge today! At its launch, UN Women made a call to mobilize the first 100,000 men in the campaign; a goal successfully reached in only three days! Now four years old, HeForShe has garnered approximately 1.3 billion commitments, a number continuing to grow.

Why did Emma Watson start HeForShe?

On Sep. 20, 2014, British actor and Goodwill Ambassador for U.N. Women Emma Watson gave a smart, important, and moving speech about gender inequality and how to fight it. In doing so, she launched the HeForShe initiative, which aims to get men and boys to join the feminist fight for gender equality.

What has HeForShe done?

The movement has four broad-based goals and through its advocacy efforts seeks to: Accelerate women’s economic empowerment. Support women’s role in peace and security processes. Advance women’s political participation and leadership.

What is the need of gender equality?

Gender equality prevents violence against women and girls. It’s essential for economic prosperity. Societies that value women and men as equal are safer and healthier. Gender equality is a human right.

Where is Emma Watson speaking and what capacity?

Emma Watson is speaking at the launch of the HeForShe campaign, at the General Assembly at the United Nations’ building in New York. She is addressing the audience as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women.