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Press release: Are you #HeForShe

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

In commemoration of the United Nations International Human Solidarity Day, UN Women’s HeForShe movement issues an urgent call for men around the world to stand together in solidarity with each other and with women, to end sexual harassment. More

From where I stand: “I am a father and I have daughters. I do not want to see their rights denied or limited just because they are girls”

Friday, December 1, 2017

In Kenya, where sexual and gender-based violence is a problem of significant magnitude, Charles Kosgei a Catechist (Christian teacher) at a local church in Kapkuptoro, Kericho County, is teaching women and men about positive masculinities and encouraging them to reject the normalization of violence. More

From where I stand: “Ending violence against women and girls is hard work, but it’s not impossible“

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

At 16 years of age, David Kovačić is a gender equality activist from Bosnia and Herzegovina. As an active member of the Be a Man club, a youth initiative that's spreading across the country, he believes that real men are not violent, and encouraging his peers to take a stand against gender-based violence. More

Creating a new normal, students across Bangladesh say no more sexual harassment

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Women, everywhere, have had enough. Around the world, they are saying #metoo, no longer willing to suffer sexual harassment in silence. In cities across Bangladesh, sexual harassment against women is a daily reality. A project implemented by the Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA) and UN Women in four major universities is engaging male and female students, as well as teachers, to challenge gender stereotypes, speak out and learn how to prevent sexual harassment. Koyesh Miah from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology and Sumaya Rahman Kanti from the University of Rajshahi, recently spoke to UN Women about their experience. They too, have had enough, and will not be silent bystanders. More

Expanding women’s leadership requires changing masculinities

Thursday, October 26, 2017

On 25 October, women leaders and experts gathered at the UN Headquarters to discuss issues of masculinities, violence against women, and women’s participation in peace and justice in transitional societies. With 2 billion people across 35 countries and territories affected by fragility, conflict and violence, women’s active participation and leadership in preventing conflict and sustaining peace is critical. More

Press release: 30 global leaders convene to share ground-breaking solutions on how to achieve gender equality as part of UN Women’s HeForShe movement

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thirty global leaders unveiled their ground-breaking solutions for gender equality today as part of UN Women’s HeForShe movement. More

From where I stand: “The violence that marked my childhood made me the activist I am today”

Monday, August 21, 2017

Adão Paía is a young man from Mozambique who dislikes all forms of violence. Living with abuse since he was five, he feels that he had no childhood. Today, he works to convince men and boys in his community to share domestic responsibility with women and reject gender-based violence. More

World Rugby U20 Championship joins HeForShe

Tuesday, June 13, 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

Monday, May 22, 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

Wednesday, March 8, 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

Wednesday, January 4, 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

Tuesday, November 15, 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

Wednesday, October 26, 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

Tuesday, September 20, 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

Tuesday, September 20, 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

Wednesday, August 17, 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

Thursday, July 14, 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

Monday, July 11, 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

Thursday, June 30, 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

Monday, April 4, 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

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