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World Rugby U20 Championship joins HeForShe

13 June 2017

Hosted by Georgia, the World Rugby U20 Championship 2017 saw its participating teams and the World Rugby Organization declare their support for HeForShe, the UN Women solidarity movement for gender equality. More

One-quarter of men in Middle East and North Africa support gender equality

22 May 2017

The first-ever study on men and masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa by UN Women and Promundo surveyed 10,000 men across Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine. While unequal attitudes dominate, a significant minority support some forms of equality between men and women, especially if they saw their fathers doing the same. More

Press Release: UN Women announces four new HeForShe Thematic Champions to accelerate progress towards gender equality

08 March 2017

Media contact:  dinal.limbachia@unwomen.org                                           New York, NY (March 7, 2017) –  On International Women’s Day, UN Women will announce four male global leaders as the newest Thematic Champions to be part of its latest initiative. These Thematic Champions, representing both the public and private sectors, have committed to implement... More

In a community in Myanmar, a role model changes attitudes and actions

04 January 2017

As one of 20 men trained as ‘role models’ in Kayah State and Rakhine State, Tin Moe Tun promotes a safe family environment, shares knowledge of women’s rights and organizes men to protect women from violence and to make sure they are included in community decision-making. More

From where I stand: Balla Mariko

15 November 2016

Balla Mariko, 40, a father of two young daughters and a son, is a member of civil society networks working to promote human rights. More

In Albania, football and a mobile app get men to commit to gender equality

26 October 2016

The HeForShe in Stadiums campaign and HeForShe Fan mobile app use football to reach men and boys across Albania, encouraging them to empower women, stop discrimination and speak out against gender-based violence. More

Press release: UN Women’s HeForShe initiative turns two with world leaders, activists, change-makers and celebrities, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City

20 September 2016

On the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, world leaders, activists, change-makers and celebrities recommitted to fast-tracking gender equality at UN Women’s HeForShe second anniversary event. More

Press release: New UN Women HeForShe IMPACT Report puts spotlight on gender equality in global universities

20 September 2016

At the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly today, UN Women unveiled the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 University Parity Report. In the groundbreaking report, 10 leading global universities lay out concrete commitments and begin charting their progress toward achieving gender parity. More

HeForShe campaign launches in Cameroon

17 August 2016

On behalf of H.E President Paul Biya of Cameroon, the Prime Minister and Head of Government Philemon Yang has pledged his support for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign at a launch event attended by government representatives, heads of UN agencies and civil society organizations. More

The fastest man in the world is HeForShe

14 July 2016

Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion and “the fastest man in the world” has signed on to UN Women’s HeForShe Campaign. More

Samoa’s Rugby team goes orange as players UNiTE to end violence against women

11 July 2016

Manu Samoa, the national rugby team intensifies efforts to raise awareness about violence against women in the Pacific region, dedicates the 25 June test match between Samoa and Tonga to the UNiTE Campaign. More

Prime Minister of Estonia joins HeForShe

30 June 2016

The Prime Minister of Estonia, Taavi Rõivas, today became a Champion for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign at the Tallinn Conference. The Prime Minister met with UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri and signed on to the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality. More

Engaging men to prevent violence against women and girls in Viet Nam

04 April 2016

Six months into a one-year Male Advocacy Programme to support Goal 5 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, initial reports show promise of changing gender norms and prevention of violence. More

"What if we switched roles?" new social experiment raises awareness of gender stereotypes in the Arab region

24 March 2016

For International Women’s Day this year, UN Women reached out to the region’s youth to virtually shift roles and see the world from each other’s eyes to challenge stereotypes. A social experiment video engaged 20 young men and women from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Syria. They were asked to switch roles and answer questions as they think the other gender would. More

Press release: “We need to challenge folks to step up,” says Canadian Prime Minister at UN Women event

16 March 2016

At a high-level event organized by UN Women, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka call on global leaders to do more for gender equality. More

Press release: UN Women launches HeForShe Arts Week

08 March 2016

Film stars, UN officials and New York City came together today to commemorate International Women’s Day by launching the inaugural HeForShe Arts week, a new initiative from UN Women geared towards leveraging the arts for gender equality. More

New United Nations stamps celebrate International Women's Day

07 March 2016

To commemorate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2016, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) and India Post will jointly issue stamps that spotlight gender equality. More

"Having women leaders at the executive level is critical" — Executive Director

22 January 2016

Opening remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the release of the HeForShe IMPACT Champion Parity Report on 22 January, in Davos. More

UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT CEOs from Fortune 500 companies reveal gender data

22 January 2016

Ten of the world’s leading companies have released new workforce gender diversity figures, including details on leadership roles and board membership, in UN Women’s inaugural HeForShe Parity Report. More

Fathers in Turkey foster violence-free families and gender equality

09 December 2015

A ground-breaking fatherhood project in Turkey brings fathers together to discuss family issues and dynamics that lead to more equitable and non-violent households. More

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