UN Women National Committee Canada celebrates HeForShe

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Dear supporters of UN Women and UN Women National Committee Canada

I am pleased to announce the launch of the global HeForShe campaign, a movement that transcends class, race or gender. The HeForShe Campaign is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights. The campaign encourages them to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls. The goal of HeForShe is to mobilize “one billion men and boys by July 2015” to help communities around the world develop sustainable and transformative programs to promote gender equality.

The official campaign launch will be co-hosted by Emma Watson on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at the UN Headquarters in New York City.

For too long, gender inequality has been defined as a women’s issue and thus one that must be advocated and resolved by women. This myth ends today.

The status and wellbeing of women can be improved by ensuring their full, equal and effective participation in decision – making at all levels of domestic, political, economic and social life. This approach not only promotes, but also protects women’s human rights while allowing society to benefit from the diverse expertise, talents and capabilities of all its members.

Gender equality is not only a human rights issue, but is also an essential component of sustainable development, social justice, peace, and security around the world. Gender inequality affects us all, from limiting economic growth and political diversity to perpetuating the marginalization of women in society.

Almas2014UN Women National Committee Canada is pleased to participate in the HeForShe campaign, and we look forward to empowering men and boys in Canada to help raise awareness about gender inequality and take a stand for strong, sustainable solutions both at home and internationally.

We have exciting activities, projects and events coming up over the next year, and we are exciting to bring HeForShe from coast to coast!

Remember that one voice, one action, and one person can make a difference.

Join the HeForShe movement today, and become part of the solution for a fairer and more equal world for all!



Almas Jiwani
UN Women National Committee Canada

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